Teen Activities

Development Strategy

YDS assures that all members have positive experiences that contribute to a positive sense of self-esteem. This is done by developing A Sense of Competence, A Sense of Usefulness, A Sense of Belonging, and A Sense of Influence. When this strategy is fully implemented, the self-esteem of girls and boys is enhanced and an environment is created which helps them achieve their full potential.

A Sense of Competence

A feeling that each youth can do something well and be respected by his or her peers and those they respect. The challenge of applying this part of the YDS is to find ways to assure youth (even the least talented) that they can do something well.

A Sense of Usefulness

A feeling that each youth has something to contribute and the opportunity to do something of value for other people. This can be accomplished by having youth take responsibility for tasks, such as cleaning up, handing out supplies, keeping records, or by having the group do something for someone else, such as sending pictures to people in the hospital.

A Sense of Belonging

A feeling that the youth fits in and is part of the group.

A Sense of Influence

A feeling that the youth have a chance to be heard, listened to, and can influence decisions. This can be very open-ended for teens. For younger youth, it can mean being given a choice as to what activity the group will do first.

Membership Information

Membership is renewed each October and is good until 30 September of the following year. Membership is $30 per year. A month constitutes the 1st through the 28th, 29th, 30th, or 31st of each month and not determined by weeks that combine months. Non-members pay $1 per day for a guest pass.

Moving to Minot?

Do you want to learn about Minot AFB before you arrive? If you are between the ages of 13 & 18 years old and interested in a messaging pal from Minot AFB, North Dakota, a messaging pal your age will be assigned to answer your questions. Fill out the following form to request a messaging pal:

Moving To Minot - Teen Request

Teen Annual Events

January

Youth of the Year applications due
Baby Sitting Course
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday
Quarterly Awards & Achievement Ceremony
ConnecTeens Movement Begin
Care package collection for deployed troops

February
Teen Laser Tag
Teen Adventure tube/snowboarding trip
Teen Job Fair and Employment Workshops
Money Matter Month
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday
Polar Palooza

March
Youth Applications Due for AF summer camps
Youth of the Year applications due to AF
Teen Flashlight Money Hunt
Keystone National Conference
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday

April
North State Youth of the Year Competitions
Spaghetti Dinner Open House
Destination Imagination competition
Wacky Week
Month of the Military Child
Block Party
Teen Operation Mega phone lock-in
ParticipaTeens begin
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday

May
America's Kids Run
Adopt A Highway begins
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday

June
4-H Summer Adventure Applications Due
AF aviation camp
Teen Adventure Camp
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday
Operation Hero's

July
AF Teen Leadership Camp
AF Space Camp
Come on, Let’s go! Teen Movement
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday

August
Water Park Trip (Keystone & Torch)
End of Summer Bash
Flag Football Registration
Above & Beyond Tutoring Registration
Adopt-A-Highway/Keep America Beautiful
Wacky Watermelon Day Â
Missoula Children's Theatre
Career Fair Â
Quarterly Awards Achievement Ceremony
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday
Teen Leadership Conference

September
BGCA Day for Kids
Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play
Digital Arts Fest begins
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday

October
Lights on After School
Red Ribbon Celebration (Pledge to be Drug Free)
Family Fun Fest
Membership renewal
STEMtastic! Teen Movement Begins
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday

November
World Wide Bowling begins
Canned Food Drive
Turkey Bingo
National Fine Arts Exhibit Begins
Arts Are Alive
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday
Gobble Gala

December
Baked Goods for Airmen Cookie Drive
Adopt A solider
Babysitting Course
Hello/Goodbye/Happy Birthday