As a service member, your military family has many resources available to help your family thrive and support your child’s education. This list of resources for children and youth can connect your family to opportunities that can prepare your kids for success – both in their education and beyond.
Department of Defense Educational Activity, or DoDEA
Installation youth programs
Eligible service members and family members may all take advantage of an installation’s youth program. Typical offerings include:
Military Kids Connect
Military Kids Connect offers engaging tools and games. It also helps children, pre-teens and teens prepare for the challenges around family transitions. The site also has resources parents and teachers may appreciate.
Teen Adventure Camps
Military Teen Adventure Camps are available across the United States, from Washington to New York. These camps can be great options for a teen interested in adding some excitement to their summer.
Operation Purple® Camp
Operation Purple Camp from the National Military Family Association brings together military kids from all services, and offers a Family Retreat that provides military families with a chance to reconnect and bond.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library
Take advantage of the many databases and resources available as part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. A free service for military members and their families, it has something to offer children at every age. Just log into your Military OneSource account or create a username and password to get started.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Reading Program
Military OneSource Consultations
Military OneSource provides education consultations that can answer your questions and offer referrals to services that meet your needs. Consultants can assist you with a variety of questions about your child’s education concerning financial aid, scholarships, tutoring, college information and more. They can also provide:
Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program also offer free non-medical counseling options for military children and youth. Whether your child needs support handling low self-esteem, behavioral problems or changes at home, trained counselors understand these challenges military children face, especially during transition periods like deployment and PCS moves.
To schedule a free and confidential session – whether it’s for an education consultation, non-medical counseling or other assistance your children may need – call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or click here for overseas calling options 24/7. Appointments are available seven days a week for your family’s convenience.