The aim of the study is to identify the role that educational youth centers can play in the development of some sports activities and serving the environment, and the role of the youth educational centers in activating sports activities to serve the environment and increase environmental awareness, in addition to trying to identify the most important difficulties facing youth centers in activating sports and environmental activities.
The researchers used the descriptive method in the survey manner to suit the nature of the study. The study population is affiliated with the youth centers in the city of Ma'an (1235) male and (572) females from (10) centers in Ma'an city. The study sample consisted of (340) male and female participants in the youth centers in Ma'an. The sample was 19% of the total study population, and was chosen randomly.
The results showed that the role played by the youth centers in relation to environmental service activities and the formation of environmental awareness came to a medium degree. The role played by youth centers in activating sport activities was high. The results showed that the role of youth educational centers in activating sports activitiesto environmental service activities and the formation of environmental awareness came to a medium degree. The results showed that the most important difficulties faced by the youth centers in activating sports activities and the environment were the weakness of the material resources and the weakness of the media.
The study recommended that the Ministry of Youth must provide financial support to youth centers so that they can promote their activities for youth and that the media must cover the topics related to youth centers and their role in supporting youth and preserving the environment.