A Great Guide to Child and Youth Services
Publication is available in hard copy format and is distributed throughout Fort Hood or available via PDF. The information in this issue, is current at time of publication. Activities and events are subject to change. For confirmation, please call the activity.
January - April • Volume 11 • Number 4 • 2021
From the desk of Sheila R. Curtis
Chief of Child and Youth Services
Child & Youth Services knows the importance of health and fitness and teaching children at an early age to embrace a healthy lifestyle. It has never been more important to focus on creating habits that will provide life-long benefits. As soon as infants become mobile, they are on the move and demonstrate a natural love of being active. Every school playground you pass is filled with children running and playing, continuing this passion for fitness they do not even realize they have. As they get older, cell phones and video games take over and they begin to lose their motivation to be active. To combat this change in lifestyle, CYS encourages all children to\ keep moving and to see the fun in healthy living.
Sports and outside activities are a great way to keep kids active, while learning about sportsmanship, teamwork and setting personal goals. Outdoor activities are also a great way to allow kids to have fun together, while still safely social distancing. Youth Sports & Fitness (YS&F) offers individual sports, as well as many popular team sports. They also offer a number of camps and clinics during the summer.
YS&F is proud of their many partnerships, including the Killeen Independent School District’s Health and Wellness Fair, the Paralympics, as well as the Resiliency Campus and Army Wellness Center. The Tri County Partnership with Killeen, Harker Heights and Copperas Cove provides youth a chance to play against their peers in the local communities. Middle and high school basketball tournaments are held, with six middle schools and nine high school teams competing for the best in the area.
We invite you to join CYS and YS&F in inspiring a love of health and fitness in your child.
We thank you for the opportunity to be part of your child’s growth and development.
Sheila R. Curtis
Chief, Child & Youth Services (CYS)
CYS Inclement Weather Plan
How does inclement weather affect Child and Youth Services openings? Due to the unpredictable nature of Texas weather, we encourage you to become familiar with the CYS Inclement Weather Plan and how it might affect you and child care arrangements.