Porter Youth Center

Hours of Operation

Monday 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (MST only after 6 p.m.)
Tuesday 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (MST only after 6 p.m.)
Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (MST only after 6 p.m.)
Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (MST only after 6 p.m.)
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (MST only after 6 p.m.)
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
School Breaks 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Porter Youth Center

4283 General Jim Moore Blvd
Bldg. 4283
Google Map

+1 (831) 242-7823

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Porter Youth Center is a supervised recreational facility for active duty family members, retired military families and DoD civilians in the Monterey Bay Military community.

The center caters to students who attend:

  • Marshall Elementary School
  • Seaside Middle School
  • Seaside High School
Middle School & Teen Program

The center offers many activities in which children may participate; preteen dances, parties, lock-ins, arts and crafts, tournaments, tours, table games, indoor/outdoor sports, and instructional classes.

Porter Youth Center, in combination with School Age Services, provides full day care during school breaks. Activities during these breaks may include field trips like Laser Tag, Paint Ball, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Summer Madness consists of Miniature Golf played in Santa Cruz and Monterey, swimming, trips to the beaches, local rivers, parks and much more!

Youth Sponsorship

It’s tough to be the new kid in town…new school, new friends, new neighborhood. Get involved in Presidio of Monterey CYSS MST Youth Sponsorship Program. The program helps you connect with another kid who is already in here and knows what's going on at school and on the installation, and who can answer any questions you might have.

  • Meet a new friend. You'll have a familiar face and someone you know before you even get here. This can make meeting other people much easier.
  • Learn about your new school and installation before you get there. Before you move, you'll get paired up with another kid your age (your "sponsor") who lives where you'll be living and goes to the school you'll attend. Your new friend can tell you what the teachers are like and what fun things are going on!
  • Ask a lot of questions. You must have a lot of questions about your new location and your new school, and your sponsor can help you answer them. Ask things about your school, our teen center, the other kids, and anything else that's on your mind.
  • Get started. The first step to a successful youth sponsorship is getting connected with your new sponsor. Meet the Presidio of Monterey Middle School/Teen (MST) Program Sponsors below (**Coming Soon**). Ask your parents for permission to e-mail them to begin asking questions. With parent permission you'll have a chance to get to know your new friend and get acquainted with the community. Exchange emails, talk on the phone, or chat online. It's that simple! Remember, your sponsor was once the new kid too, and he or she will be excited to introduce you to your new home.
  • Meet up and Get a Tour. Check back for dates or contact the MST program directly to schedule a newcomer orientation. **Coming Soon--Virtual Tour of our MST Program.**

 To contact a Youth Sponsor please e-mail [email protected].