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.

Download 2019 Parents Night Out Schedule

Parents Night Out
Fri · 1 Feb · 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Ages 5-12 · $10 for members; $15 for non-members
Give yourself a much needed break! You deserve it!

BGCA Fine Arts: Celebrating Chinese New Year: Cut Paper Art
Mon · 4 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Paper cuts are a very old, traditional craft in China and are often seen at Chinese New Year. Create your own designs and learn about this celebration with us!

BGCA Triple Play: Flag Football
Tue · 5 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
To celebrate another Super bowl passing, join us for a game of a game of flag football! Wear your team jersey (unless you lost yesterday!) and bring your A game!

National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Wed · 6 Feb · 2-4 p.m.
Ages 5-12 · Free for members, $2.50 for non-members
Celebrate the strong women around the world in sports by joining us for a friendly game of Volleyball! All girls welcome (and boys too!) Wear your favorite sports jersey!

Torch Club/Keystone/Teen Council Meetings
Thu · 7 Feb
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Join us for our weekly service learning club meetings where we’ll discuss quarterly service and community learning projects, topics that affect preteens and teens around the world, and share updates from past or future projects. Preteens will meet with Torch Club from 3:30-4 p.m. and teens will meet from 4-4:30 p.m. for Keystone and Teen Council.

Triple Play: Cotton Ball Swoop
Fri · 8 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Description: Grab your blindfolds, bowls, and spoons and get ready for a wacky new game. Race the clock against your friends to see who can get the most cotton balls!

Teen (Council) Night: International Night Prep
Fri · 8 Feb · 6-9 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Teens and teen council members will meet to prepare for their selected country/props/and prep for the annual 4H International Night. Teens will explore cultures, accepting differences, and hone in on family and home traditions for themselves and fellow club members.

BGCA Fine Arts: Jewelry
Mon · 11 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Got a special friend you’d like to make something for to celebrate Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered! From earrings to necklaces, make your special someone something unique!

Passport 2 Manhood
Tue · 12 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior. Join us for our monthly meeting!

Sweetheart Dance
Wed · 13 Feb · 1-4 p.m.
Ages 9-18 + Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Join us for hot cocoa, cookies, and music that gets you groovin’! Bring a friend or 2 and get ready to boogie!

History of Valentine’s Day
Thu · 14 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England.

Teen Night: Imagine
Fri · 15 Feb · 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to Members, $2.50 non-members
Create a mural based on John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Teens will to envision the world they would like to have and how they might take action to improve their community.

Torch Club/Keystone/Teen Council Meetings
Fri · 15 Feb
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Join us for our weekly service learning club meetings where we’ll discuss quarterly service and community learning projects, topics that affect preteens and teens around the world, and share updates from past or future projects. Pre teens will meet with Torch Club from 3:30-4 p.m. and teens will meet from 4-4:30 p.m. for Keystone and Teen Council.

NBA2K17 Tournament
Tue · 19 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-12 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
It’s basketball season and time to ball! Join us for a tournament style competition!

STEM COI: DIY STEM: Vitamin C Experiment
Wed · 20 Feb · 2-4 p.m.
Ages 9-12 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Essential vitamins are the ones that our bodies cannot make itself. We must get these vitamins from foods! This is why it’s so important to eat foods that have essential vitamins. Join us for a fun experiment as we find what foods have vitamin C and what foods don’t.

BGCA Triple Play: Minute to Win It Challenges
Thu · 21 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
These games are based on the popular game show, Minute to Win It. Youth work as a team to perform various exercises for one minute in order to gain points. Different exercises such as hopping on one foot and squat thrusts are worth different point values.

BGCA Triple Play: Cotton Ball Swoop
Fri · 22 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Grab your blindfolds, bowls, and spoons and get ready for a wacky new game. Race the clock against your friends to see who can get the most cotton balls!

Teen Night Out: 4-H International Night
Fri · 23 Feb · 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Ages 13-18
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Bernalillo County 4-H Office
Take a trip around the World without leaving home! Youth from around the state have the opportunity to teach visitors about the geography, culture, and food of many nations. Our chosen country: the Philippines. Join us at the Bernalillo 4H office so we can share our new found knowledge with the community as we compete against other counties! Permission slips required. Call YP for more updated information.

Torch Club/Keystone/Teen Council Meetings
Mon · 25 Feb
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Join us for our weekly service learning club meetings where we’ll discuss quarterly service and community learning projects, topics that affect preteens and teens around the world, and share updates from past or future projects. Preteens will meet with Torch Club from 3:30-4 p.m. and Teens will meet from 4-4:30 p.m. for Keystone and Teen Council.

Scattergories
Tue · 26 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Team up to be creative in this party game where being different counts! In the Scattergories game, teams come up with answers that fit the categories listed on their card. Sounds easy, but the answers need to start with the letter rolled on the die! Come up with as many answers as you can before time runs out, but be creative!

Smart Girls Club: DIY Lipstick
Wed · 27 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Using household items such as crayons, coconut oil, and more, smart girls club members can use their resources wisely and make DIY Crayon lipstick while discussing the importance of personal hygiene and what beauty really means!

Triple Play: Around the World Table Tennis
Thu · 28 Feb · 4-5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
A not so ordinary way of playing table tennis with a group of friends!