Youth Center

853-5437

Monday-Thursday
6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday
6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekends
Closed


The Youth Programs goal is to provide a safe, enriching, supervised environments for youth of all ages. Our programs maintain an atmosphere that encourages flexibility and allows for freedom of choice within appropriate guidelines. We strive to reinforce family values and emphasize the uniqueness of each child by promoting positive attitudes and validating self-worth. Some of the programs we offer include: Before and After School Care, Power Hour (help with homework), and Youth Sports.


Keystone, Teen Council & Torch Clubs Coat Drive
3-19 Dec · Drop off times: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Keystone, Teen Council and Torch Club will be holding a coat drive inside of the youth center to help the non-profit organization, ABQ Rescue Mission. We’re accepting new and gently used men’s, women’s and children’s coats!

Making a Difference
Mon · 3 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
All Ages · Free for members; $2.50 for non-members
Encouraging members to be actively engaged in their community. Helping youth voice their concerns and provide possible solutions

Image Makers: Let Your Camera Do the Talking
Tue · 4 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Photographers are artists with the camera, using a blend of technical skills and an artistic eye to take pictures of people, places, landscapes, food, you name it. Come explore your photography skills.

DIY STEM: Grow Your Own Rock Candy
Wed · 5 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
What is the science behind growing rock candy crystals? Join us as we discover how to make rock candy crystals.

BGCA Passport to Manhood
Thu · 6 Dec 4:30-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Learn who you are. What are your interests? Youth will come understanding that each of us are uniquely different but, have similarities also.

BGCA Triple Play: Yoga
Fri · 7 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Yoga is an old discipline from India. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. Join us as we improve our health and happiness.

Parents Night Out
Fri · 7 Dec · 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Ages 5-12 · $15 for non-members; $10 for members
Give yourself a break and drop your kiddos off at the youth center for a night of games, dinner, and fun! Registration is required. Spaces limited!

Teens: Think Fast: Internet Advertising
Fri · 7 Dec · 6-9 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Teens will explore popular websites and record their observations about the advertisements they encounter, then discuss those observations in order to develop an understanding of–and the ability to think critically about–the techniques advertisers use to influence their purchasing decisions.

BGCA DIY STEM: 3-D Pens
Mon · 10 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Come try your skill with a 3-D Printing Pen. You can draw in the air or on surfaces. 3-D printing pen uses ABS plastic which is the same material used by many 3-D printers. What will you design?

4-H: Let’s Scrapbook
Tue · 11 Dec 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Use your photos from Image Makers or bring in your own. Scrapbooking is a fun way to exercise your creativity as you display your memories in a scrapbook.

BGCA Drama Matters: Fill in the Blank Poetry
Wed · 12 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Youth will have the opportunity to practice writing a simple poem without having to create a new structure. How will your poem turn out? Funny or serious?

Headlines
Thu · 13 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Youth will explore citizenship as one of the pillars of good character. Being a good citizen is being informed. In this challenge: Can you match the story to the headline?

BGCA Triple Play: Table Tennis Games
Fri· 14 Dec· 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Try your skills at new games of table tennis. It’s not same old game as you know it.

Teen Night: Ugly Holiday Sweater Party
Fri · 14 Dec · 6-9 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Wear or make your worst holiday sweater and join us for a night of holiday movies, cookies, hot cocoa, games, gift making/wrapping and more!

Wood Burning
Mon · 17 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Have you ever wanted to take drawing or artistic design one step further? Join us we use wood burners to create pieces art on wood.

4-H: Home Alone Training
Tue · 18 Dec · 5-6 p.m.
Ages 10-18 · Free for members; $2.50 for non-members
Is your child ready to be home alone? The Home Alone Program is designed to provide children 10 years of age and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. Registration is required. Spaces Limited.

BGCA Triple Play: Snowball Fight
Wed · 19 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free for members; $2.50 for non-members
Who said we couldn’t have a snowball fight in the desert? Join us as have makeshift snowball fight.

BGCA Fine Arts/4-H Jewelry Creations
Thu · 20 Dec · 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Need to make a gift for someone? Here is your chance to make something unique for your parent, special friend, sibling or grandparent.

Ugly Holiday Tee Party
Fri · 21 Dec · 6-9 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Wear or make your worst holiday tee shirt and join us for an afternoon of holiday movies, cookies, hot cocoa, games, gift making/wrapping and more!

Teen Night: BGCA Fine Arts: Paint and Sip
Fri · 21 Dec · 6-9 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Looking for a fun way to get together with other teens? Paint Night is not a typical paint and sip. Join us as we sip on juice and express our creative side on canvas.

4-H: Mason Jar Candles
Wed · 26 Dec · 1:30-3 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Have you ever made a Mason jar candle? Join us as we make candles in the jars. Then add a creative artistic touch to the jar.

BGCA Triple Play: Add Up Pool
Thu · 27 Dec · 1:30-3 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Try your pool skills and your math skills in this wacky game of pool. Can add up your score correctly and win?

DIY STEM: Nintendo Labo
Fri · 28 Dec · 1:30-3 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Nintendo Labo™ is a series of DIY kits crafted to work with Nintendo Switch™. Build Toy-Con creations from cardboard and bring them to life with your Nintendo. Join as we create and play the new games.

Teen Council/Keystone: What would you do?
Fri · 28 Dec · 6-9 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
How would you react to hypothetical situations? Join us for a unique card game. You will read the scenario and explain to the group how you would react. Then we will join in group discussion about life’s encounters and reactions.