Benefits

For Children and Youth – Benefits

Getting the best education for your kids is easier and more affordable if you take advantage of all the benefits and programs available to you as a service member. Military children and youth programs Every branch of the military. …
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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.

Resources

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 kids for. …
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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.

For Military Youth and Teens – The Essentials

As a parent, your job is to find activities for your youth and teens that will teach them life skills and build community without boring them or turning them away. It’s especially important to engage military youth and teens in wholesome interests in which they feel safe and grounded.

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Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders

Learn about opportunities and support Family Programs provides for National Guard kids of all ages. The military services offer a wide variety of quality children and youth programs in structured developmental settings on and off the military installation to provide for safe, age-appropriate activities.

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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.

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The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

The NGYCP is a voluntary 5½-month residential program followed by a year-long mentorship. Its goal is to get teenagers on track toward graduating from high school and on to a promising future.

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Youth Services for National Guard Families

The Child and Youth Services is an integral component of the National Guard’s comprehensive approach to family readiness. By upholding the well-being of the entire family, the CYS offers outcome-based activities designed to foster positive youth development and support the unique strengths and challenges of National Guard children.

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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Non-Medical Counseling for Youth Now Available by Video

School closures and the general uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 have affected families everywhere. Children and teenagers who feel isolated from friends and activities may experience a particularly hard time.