Wednesday, October 9, 2013

4-H Operation Military Kids Ready, Set, Go! Training Nov. 22, 2013

It's National 4-H week and earlier, we learned about the Environmentors Program. Another 4-H program, Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is the U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment. Regardless of whether Families are experiencing deployment for the first time, the second time or another in a series of multiple deployments, OMK’s goal is to connect military children and youth with local resources in order to achieve a sense of community support and enhance their well-being.
Watch this slideshow to see the type of fun activities available to our Operation Military Kids! 

Through OMK, Military Youth:
  • Meet other youth who are also experiencing deployment
  • Participate in a range of recreational, social & educational programs
  • Gain leadership, organizational, and technical skills by participating in the Speak Out for Military Kids program or Mobile Technology Lab programs
  • Receive assistance with school issues by connecting with Army Child, Youth & School Services School Liaisons -- More on School Transition Support
  • Attend single day, weekend or even longer residential camps
Ready, Set, Go! community trainings are designed to increase non-military youth workers, educators, counselors and other community members understanding of:
  • the unique issues facing military youth
  • military culture
  • the deployment cycle
  • fostering resilience in youth and to engage them in building State and Local community networks to provide support for military children and youth.
The University of the District of Columbia will be hosting a training on Nov. 22, 2013 and are looking for volunteers. For more information on the Ready, Set, Go! training visit or contact Rebecca Bankhead, Director & State Program Leader 4-H & the Center for Youth Development at UDC, at or FeiFei Sun, Operation Military Kids Extension Agent, at

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