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Middle School & Teen Program

The Middle School and Teen Program is designed to develop young minds and bodies for a healthy transition to adulthood. This program includes classes, field trips, after school homework help, open recreation and more. The office opens at 9:30am. Register at Parent Central.

This program is for ages 11-18, Grades 6th to 12th. This program is at no charge.

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Ready and Resilient (R2) Program

Middle School and Teen presents Ready and Resilient Program for Teens (R2 Teens).  The program focuses on Army teens facing significant challenges growing up in the Army family lifestyle, facing permanent change of station moves, multiple parental deployments, and potential mental and physical to their parents. The R2 Teens Program will enable teens to learn through modeling, experimental learning opportunities and the ability to learn from peers.

This program is for ages 13-18 or grades 8th - 12th at no charge.  You can register with the Middle School & Teen Program at Building 1055, 7110 McIver Street, Fort Benning (High School students can register themselves).

For more information on the program, call 706-545-3070.


Torch Club

The Fort Benning Torch Club, for ages 11-13, meets twice a month to enjoy a great variety of activities at the CYS Campus on McIver Street. Participants must be registered at Parent Central. Club membership is free. For more information, call +1(706) 545-3540.

Keystone Club

The Fort Benning Keystone Club, for ages 14 and older, meets at the CYS Campus on McIver Street to enjoy a great variety of activities, including those that promote leadership development, career interests, free enterprise, social development, community service and much more. Participants must be registered at Parent Central. Membership is free. For more information, call +1(706) 545-3540.

Youth Sponsorship

The Youth Sponsorship Program is available to youth family members of active-duty, retired, and reserve military, as well as youth dependents of DoD civilians. The Youth Sponsorship Program has active students, ranging from Middle School to High School to welcome incoming youth and assist with their transition to Fort Benning.

The Youth Sponsorship program can help your teen learn about their new community and make new friends. Getting involved quickly helps children and teens fit in and feel less stress associated with their PCS move. All it takes to join the club and visit the Middle School and Teen Center or contact your School Liaison Officer.

Participation in the Youth Sponsorship program to Fort Benning community will:

  • Promote youth awareness and involvement in the Fort Benning community
  • Get to know Fort Benning, Columbus and surrounding area
  • Gain information about area schools
  • Get to know CYS Middle School and Teen Center
  • Enhance youth responsibility and independence
  • Encourage new friendship

If you have any questions regarding youth sponsorship at Fort Benning, contact School Support Services at 706-545-3062 or download the Youth Sponsor Request Form, complete and include any additional information that might be helpful to the sponsorship staff in the assignment process as they attempt to pair you with a sponsor whom you will be most compatible with.

Youth Sponsorship Request Form

Sponsee Information Sheet

Lifeguard Training for Teens

Learn the skills you need to be an emergency responder, a lifeguard or a trustworthy babysitter. We partner with the American Red Cross to offer CPR/First Aid/AED Training to MWR patrons 15 and older for $75. This includes an Adult and Pediatric First Aid/AED/CPR certificate valid for two years. To register, call +1(706) 844-5766.

Babysitting Classes for Teens

CYS hosts babysitting certification classes for ages 11-17. Instruction includes CPR. The cost is $30. To register, call +1(706) 545-0522.

More Child & Youth Services


Spouse Leadership Seminar Registration

Feb 1

Zumbini Classes

Feb 7 9:30 am - 10:15 am

Community Leader Information Forum (CLIF)

Feb 7 10:30 am - 12 pm

Middle School & Teen Sweetheart Dance

Feb 10 7 pm - 10 pm

“Teen Talk” about Cyber Safety

Feb 14 2 pm - 3 pm

“Teen Talk” about Cyber Safety

Feb 14 2 pm - 3 pm

A Better Benning 2023 One Day AFAP Forum

Feb 23 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Strike Out Teen Dating Violence

Feb 25 12 pm - 2 pm

Babysitting Classes

Apr 22 8:30 am - 5 pm

Babysitting Classes

Apr 22 8:30 am - 5 pm