Teen Programs are recreational programs that provide quality “out-of-school” activities for pre-teens and teens. The programs provide important social/emotional growth opportunities that focus on character development, leadership skills, communication and self-esteem.
The mission of the Navy's Youth Sponsorship program is to alleviate educational disruptions by empowering all youngsters through a stream of continuous support. The program provides stability, academic learning, a connection between school and peers, and support to produce competent citizens. It identifies and reaches out to incoming/outgoing youth to help them adjust to their new surroundings.
The Youth Sponsorship program is available to children of active-duty service members, active reservists, Department of Defense employees and DoD contractors. The sponsor must provide proof of eligibility and employment.