The Armory offers a fun place to go after school for food, crafts, sports and even a little tutoring thrown in! Check out the various programs available from basketball clinics to arts and crafts or just a place to hang out with friends. We have something for all ages and our after school programs are FREE for students in grades 6-12.

Connect with us on social media to stay up to date and to get details of last-minute events only announced online.

New to the Armory Youth Project?

If you are new to the Armory, please complete the new student registration at the link below.  If you have already registered, just find your favorite programs below and sign up! 

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Special Hours for
Christmas Break!
December 26 -30th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Teaching life skills and the importance of serving others by giving back to the community. 

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Promoting a healthy body and mind while demonstrating the importance of working in teams.

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Emotional & Social – Mentoring to help build confidence, strong self awareness and respect for oneself and others.

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Partnering with Young Life to encourage our youth in their Christian Spiritual development.

Music with Joe

Mondays 3:30-5:00pm

Come on in and join Joe for FREE basic guitar lessons. No equipment necessary, we have everything you need! 

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar.  


Open Art Room

Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm

You don't have to be an artist to be creative, you just have to have an open mind and allow the natural creativity to flow! 

Please join our instructors in a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere to explore the many Art creations!

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Study Room/Tutoring

Wi-Fi and Chrome books available, along with a quiet place to study.

For tutoring, please use the request link below. Our staff will coordinate with you and our free tutors within 48 hours.

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Safe Sitter

Check back for our next session of Safe Sitter Certification

Become certified to babysit with Safe Sitter! You will learn how to keep yourself safe, how to care for younger children,
business skills, and lifesaving skills such as choking rescue and CPR.  

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Cooking at the Armory

Join our experts for hands-on learning experiences on how to cook, create, preserve your own garden harvests, and much more!  

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Table Tennis


3:30 - 5:00 pm

Join our experts Patricia and Thomas for an awesome Table Tennis experience.  You will be amazed at what you will learn!


Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar.  


Create & Craft


3:30 - 5:00 pm

Join Miss Jill for weekly fun themed crafting!


Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar.  

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Summer Camps

Day Hikes
with Arielle Breen

Third Thursday of each month

3:30-5:00 pm


Explore Manistee County trails with Arielle  each month!

December Hike: Glen Springs in Onekama

Sign up encourage to guarantee classes remain on our calendar.

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Archery Tag


Grab a helmet and get ready for some fun!

Sign up encourage to guarantee classes remain on our calendar.

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Movies at the Armory! 

Next Movie: Friday December 16th

3:15-5:15 pm

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Prom Boutique

Closed for current season.

Look for our upcoming Homecoming dates!

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Open Bay

The AYP Bay Area is open Monday - Friday for students in grades 6-12. 


Join us each afternoon from 3:00-5:30 to play pool, air hockey, video games, table tennis, or just grab a snack a socialize! 

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Open Gym

Check the AYP monthly calendar above for Open Gym dates. 


When it is open, come on in and grab a basketball!

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3:30 - 5:00 pm


Join Jackie each Tuesday and spend 30 minutes learning innovative ways to exercise, 30 minutes creating a healthy snack, and 30 minutes engaging in stress relief tactics.

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar. 

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Disc Golf


Join us for some disc golf! We have all the discs you need and a 9 hole course on site.

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar. 

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Garden Club

The Garden is Closed for Winter

Look for Gardening programs in the Spring!  

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Christmas Dance


December 2nd, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Wear your favorite ugly sweater and join us for a night full of festive fun!  

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MI Works
Soft Skills Workshop


December 12, 2022

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Youth Career Advisor, Marissa, will facilitate a series of soft-skills workshops that will teach participants the soft skills that are valued in the workplace.  

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starting November 8th

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Join our experts in a friendly competition for a fast-paced Pickleball game!

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Financial Fun

December 14, 2022 &
January 11 & 25, 2023
3:30 - 5:00pm

Join Melanie Fisk in a hands-on exploration workshop investigating potential career opportunities, their required education & training, and how it correlates to income potential. 



Starting December 7th

3:00 - 4:45 pm

Join Devin Schweigert for some soccer skills, drills, and scrimmages! Open to all 6th-12th grade students in all skill levels. 

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Christmas Break
Open Gym and Bay

December 26-30, 2022

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Armory to play some basketball, a game of pool, table tennis, video games, or just hang out!

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We are open to your program ideas!

Do you have a great idea for a program we could run at the Armory Youth Project? We would love to hear from you. Submit your ideas by clicking below. 


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