Toys for Tots
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Month of the Military Child
The Defense Department celebrates military children during the month of April. There are more than 1.6 million military children who face many challenges and unique experiences as a result of their parents' service.
While military members serve around the world, we often forget the challenges faced by their children. Military families move on average every two to three years, impacting military children through changing schools and support networks.
The Value of Military Youth Programs
Military youth and teen programs are designed to support military-connected children as they transition from childhood into adulthood. Youth centers are available on almost every installation where families PCS. Youth Programs provide safe, developmentally appropriate places for your child to socialize and grow, develop essential skills and make lasting connections. Your local installation youth center can link your child, youth or teen to a variety of youth programs and resources including youth development programs, youth sponsorship, sports and fitness activities, and camps. These enriched program experiences and activities are available year-round, including summer breaks, holidays, and before- and after-school hours. Contact your local installation for specific youth programs or visit MilitaryOneSource.mil at:
School Liaisons and Geo-Dispersed Families
Learn how the military School Liaison Program provides a wide range of support for geographically dispersed families. Topics discussed include common education needs and concerns for military-connected students and parent resources such as school liaisons, Military OneSource, the Military INSTALLATIONS website and the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission.
To learn more about School Liaison Program resources and support available to service members and families, visit Military OneSource at ;
Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Military Partnership
Help your children meet new people, try new things and have fun with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Since 1991, the military services have worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to provide children between the ages of 6 and 18 access to Boys & Girls Clubs or Boys & Girls Club-affiliated youth centers in all 50 states and 16 countries worldwide. Whether you are active duty, reserves or National Guard, Boys & Girls Clubs offer free memberships to traditional clubs for geographically dispersed military. Through Mission: Youth Outreach, your child can be involved with high-quality programming and caring mentors. Additional fees may apply for Boys & Girls Clubs as well as programs offered at installation youth centers.
The clubs and affiliated youth centers provide: