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Madrigal Youth Center

The Madrigal Youth Center Program consists of Open Recreation, Sports, and the School Age Program. We provide care and all different activities for youth ages Kindergarten through high school. We are affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club as well as 4-H. Our School Age program is accredited through Council on Accreditation (COA) and all of our programs are inspected yearly by Air Force. Our staff is top-notch. They are required to attend at least 24+ training hours yearly to include CPR/1st Aid, child abuse, positive guidance, teaching character & leadership, life skills, food & nutrition and so much more. Our sports program has activities for youth ages 3-12 to include t-ball, baseball, flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading. Interested in coaching? We need you!

Programs at the Youth Center


Services available through Sheppard Youth Program Membership

  • Torch Club
  • Keystone Club
  • Career Launch

  • Fine Arts

  • Computers

  • Power Hour
  • Sports

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Smart Girls
  • Passport 2 Manhood
  • Triple Play
  • Healthy Habits

Frequently Asked Questions


FAQs


How do I request childcare?
MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC) is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care. This site will allow families to search for and request care from a wide range of military operated and military subsidized child care options across all Services to include Child Development Centers, School Age Programs, and Family Child Care Homes. Additional benefits from Child and Youth Programs (CYP) are standardized procedures for effective waiting list management, expedited placement of children and youth into available programs, and enhanced daily operations for programs.
Why do parents have to pay for child care when their child is sick?
The program’s costs of operating the center do not decrease when one or more children are absent in a room. Unless at least half of the children are absent, the same number of staff must be present to ensure the health and safety of the children. The fees collected from parents are used to pay the care giving staff and those costs do not decrease because of the absence of a few children.
What happens if a family refuses to provide proof of income?
Families will be charged the highest weekly fee.
How is family income determined and what forms are required for verification?
The May 2014 Application for Department of Defense (DoD) Child Care Fees, DD Form 2652, or electronic equivalent will be used to verify total family income (TFI) as defined in Department of Defense Instructions (DoDIs) 6060.02. For the purposes of determining child care fees in the Department of Defense Child Development Programs, TFI is defined as all earned income including wages, salaries, tips, special duty pay (flight pay, active duty demo pay, sea pay), active duty save pay, long-term disability benefits, voluntary salary deferrals, retirement or other pension income including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) paid to the spouse/partner and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits paid to the surviving spouse before deductions for taxes using the individual’s most recent W-2 or Leave and Earning Statement. TFI calculations must also include quarters subsistence and other allowances appropriate for the rank and status of military or civilian personnel whether received in cash or in-kind. Programs should not include alimony, child support received by the custodial parent, SSI received on behalf of the dependent child, reimbursements for educational expenses or health and wellness benefits, cost of living (COLA) received in high cost areas, temporary duty allowances, or reenlistment bonuses. Do not include cash awards, bonuses, or overtime pay in TFI calculation. TFI includes the appropriate Non-Locality Basic Allowance for Housing with Dependents Rate (BAH Reserve Component/Transit (RC/T)) for all members, regardless of whether they live in government housing or off-installation. Programs will use the local BAH rate in locations where military members receive less than the BAH RC/T allowance. For dual-military living in government quarters, include BAH RC/T of the senior member only; for Defense civilian OCONUS, include either the housing allowance or the value of the in-kind housing provided. Note that the BAH RC/T rate is based on the calendar year. Programs will use the appropriate year’s rate when calculating fees.
Why are the fees based on total family income?
Rather than basing the fees on military rank, the fees are based on a family’s ability to pay. Total family income is a better yardstick since it takes into consideration all income available to pay the child care bill. Additionally one of the purposes of the military child care program is to improve the economic viability of military families. Those families with the lowest incomes are those most in need of assistance with their child care expenses.
What services do families receive for their fees?
Fees are based on a typical Monday–Friday operation which hours total 50 or more. SAC fees are adjusted based on the number of program hours provided. Meals (breakfast, lunch and a snack) are included.
How are fees determined?
The fees are set by DoD to pay approximately half of the total cost of providing the care. The Military Child Care Acts of 1989/1996 directed parents to pay approximately half of the cost of care. Fees are set high enough to only cover the costs not paid for by the taxpayers.

Madrigal Youth Center Youth Sports

Basketball - Baseball - T-Ball - Soccer - Flag Football - Volleyball

Parent Advisory Board


  • Parents are always welcome to visit and assist with their child's care to the extent that their duty permits.

  • The parent Advisory Board/involvement is a committee of all the CDC programs in conjunction with other CYP’s. The DAB acts only in an advisory capacity, providing recommendations for improving services. The Chairperson of the DAB is a parent.

  • The Parent Advisory Committee selects a chairperson. Each chairperson attends the Program Parent Advisory Board meeting. The Parent Advisory Board meets with the Airman and Family Readiness Center Flight Chief and Center Directors at least quarterly and with the Mission Support Group Commander at least annually. The minutes of the parent advisory meetings are forwarded to the Mission Support Group Commander for review.

  • If you are interested in attending your center's parent advisory committee, please see your center's director for more information.

Torch Club

Pre-Teen Programs

Torch Club gives youth, ages 9-13, the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through service to their Youth Center and community. Torch Club members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: education, health and fitness, service to club and community, and social recreation.

Air Force Teen Council (AFTC)

Teen Programs

Air Force Teen Council is a network of teens from AF bases around the Midwest working to resolve issues and voice teen concerns to the highest levels of AF leadership on behalf of teens locally and worldwide.

Keystone Club

Teen Programs

Keystone is Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) premiere teen character and leadership program. The program helps develop good character and positive leadership skills for young members ages 14 to 18. Teens learn the value of good citizenship and community service and are encouraged to participate in activities in four key focus areas: community service, academic success, career preparation and teen outreach.

Youth of the Year

Scholarship Programs

Develops teens’ leadership skills through experiences in and out of the club. This leadership development program includes hands-on activities, exploring topics such as identity, passion, personal branding, voice, teamwork, goal setting, as well as activities to prepare them for the Youth of the Year selection process. Each year, one deserving teen will be selected to represent Sheppard AFB as their Military Youth of the Year and receive a $5000 scholarship after competing at the state competition. The Youth of the Year will then be able to compete against other military bases at Regionals for a chance at additional scholarships.

Congressional Award

Scholarship Programs

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress' award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23-year-olds. Participants earn bronze, silver and gold Congressional Award certificates and bronze, silver and gold Congressional Award medals.

Presidential Award

Scholarship Programs

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes youth and adult volunteers who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month period. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement: bronze, silver, and gold.

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Madrigal Youth Center

118 Ave, Bldg 196
Sheppard AFB, TX

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday
    6am - 7pm

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