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!
Frequently Asked Questions
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 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)
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 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
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.
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.
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.