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Military Youth and Teen Programs

When it comes to keeping kids busy with age-appropriate activities, military youth and teen programs offer something for every child, including organized activities, field trips, computer labs, music stations and workout rooms.

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For Military Youth and Teens – The Essentials

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.

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Help Your MilTeen Prep for Success

Military parents of teens can help their child learn basic professional dress and communication skills for applying for jobs and scholarships or exploring career paths.

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Family Life – Resources

Military families can tap into terrific programs and services to help their military children — from extensive digital libraries and teen camps to resources to make moves easier.

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Parenting Youth and Teens – The Essentials

As a parent, your job is to raise children and teens to cope in healthy ways to changing circumstances like deployments, moves and new schools. Military OneSource is there to help you parent at every stage, offering guidance on making moves easier for your kids, helping you support your child at school and encouraging you to talk to teens about important topics like substance abuse and managing stress.

Defense Department Summer Camps

Have some activities planned to keep your children busy, engaged and having fun when school lets out. Defense Department summer camps may be a great addition to your child’s summer lineup.

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Getting the Most from Military Kids Connect

MilFams have access to Military Kids Connect, an engaging, fun website and online community that connects military youth to discuss upcoming moves, healthy relationships, wellness and more.

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Youth Employment – The Essentials

A first job is an important milestone that can propel a young person to future success and pave the way for exciting opportunities. Whether your youth is still in school or just starting the search, Military OneSource provides plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt – such as mentors and internships. Check out some strategies to set your youngster up for success.

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Healthy, Active Children and Academic Achievement

We all want our children to enjoy learning, make good grades and achieve success. Nutrition and physical activity are linked to academic achievement, so making sure your children are healthy and active will fuel them to reach their academic goals.

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Parenting and Children – Resources

As a service member, you have access to a number of resources that can assist you with each phase of parenthood — from those sleep-deprived nights with your newborn to the busy days of helping your teen prepare for college. Here are some. …

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Service providers and leaders can access various reports on children, youth and teens, such as demographics reports, readiness reports and Quality of Life reviews.

2022 Month of the Military Child Toolkit

Every April, Military Community and Family Policy collaborates to support and celebrate military children and their parents during Month of the Military Child. Together, we’re featuring resources from across programs to help families discover. …

Children, Youth and Teens Service Regulations and Orders

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. The below links indicate where service-specific policies that govern children and youth programs in the. …
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For Children and Youth – Resources

As a service member, you have many resources available to help your military 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 children. …
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Ways to Support Your Children in School

As a parent, you want to both protect your children and help them be their best. Find tips and resources to help them learn, grow, adjust to new surroundings and do well in school.