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Youth Services (YS)

The School Age Center (SAC) Program provides before and after school care for school-age children in K-5th grade with enriched, age-appropriate, child-centered activities. Edgewood YS provides care for children grades K-5. Fees are based on Total Family Income (TFI) and billing may occur either monthly or semi-monthly (1st and 15th of month). A summer program provides children with a variety of activities and field trips. The SAC programs are accredited by the Council of Accreditation (COA).

The SAC program includes arts, crafts, fitness, field trips, homework time, cooking projects and community service. The Character Counts! program is a key component interwoven into our daily activities.

The Middle School and Teen (MS/T) Program provides enriched age-appropriate activities. A summer program provides a variety of activities and field trips. Fees are based on Total Family Income (TFI) and billing may occur either monthly or semi-monthly (1st and 15th of the month). The Middle School/Teen program is free after 1 p.m.

Fees may be assessed for special events and field trips.

Open Recreation Program - Aberdeen Area Youth Center provides open recreation programming for Middle Schoolers and Teens every Friday from 6-9 p.m.  Middle School Teens can enjoy pickup basketball, cooking club, staffed internet connected computer lab, free Wi-Fi, interactive gaming...and so much more! For grades: 6-12.

To add your children to the CYS waiting list, please visit:

CYS Parent Handbook

School-Age Care (SAC) and Kindergarten (K)

Youth Sponsorship Program

All youth between the ages 8-18 can request a Youth Sponsor before, during or after their move to the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) community.

A Youth Sponsor can provide you with information about schools, shopping and culture or maybe become your new friend! Youth Sponsorship is coordinated by the Youth Services and will match sponsors to new youths according to gender, age/grade, interests/hobbies, and school attending.

Why request a Youth Sponsor?
Moving to a completely new location is sometimes scary or exciting – but always new and different. It always helps when you have someone who can show you around and tell you about your school or activities, the community, places to see and shop, and introduce you to new friends.

The Youth Sponsorship Program can help your transition to a new place easier!

Why become a Youth Sponsor?
Everyone is encouraged to become a Youth Sponsor! If you like to help and meet new friends, then being a Sponsor is the right thing to do.

As a Youth Sponsor, you get to identify, meet and help incoming teens and youth. You provide them with friendship, a warm welcome, information, and possibly a tour of the community/program.

Youth Centers are always looking for new teen sponsors. To participate, please contact the School Liaison Officer.

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