Making sure military children are cared for and ensuring that a variety of programs and services are in place to support the unique needs of military children, youth and families is a high priority of the Defense Department. Children, Youth and Families programs and initiatives are designed to support military youth as their needs change over time — so that military parents and children thrive every step of the way.
Whether it’s connecting with peers, getting settled in a new home, finding recreational opportunities or expanding on STEM or robotics interests, the DOD understands that it’s important to engage military youth and teens in extracurricular activities and interests in which they feel safe, grounded and understood. Military OneSource offers several ways youth and teens can build a sense of community, helping you keep your family strong.
School liaisons are your primary point of contact for all school-related matters, especially a school transition. The school liaison at your current installation can connect you to your new installation school liaison who will help smooth the transition to your child’s new school. Let your school liaison help you and your family navigate school selection, registration and youth sponsorship during this time of change.