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.
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.
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.
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.
Military parents of teens can help their child explore career paths with these resources and tips.
Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.
The Department of Defense is the nation’s largest employer-sponsored child care system and one of the largest youth development programs in the country – and they’re looking to fill both entry and management-level positions to work with military-connected children and youth.
Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors provide support to military children for a variety of issues, including low self-esteem, behavioral problems and changes at home.
Learn how non-medical counseling for youth can help children and youth manage military life challenges.
As a parent of a military youth, you can help your children learn how to develop healthy ways to deal with stress and life’s curveballs.
Children and teens learn flexibility, adaptability and resiliency through their life in a military family, but they may not understand how to apply those strengths to their current life situation.
Through the DOD’s career opportunities initiative, Come Grow With Us, you can apply for both entry and management-level positions in many child development and youth programs worldwide.
Connect with support and resources for families impacted by problematic sexual behavior in children and youth.
When it’s time to relocate, you need to know what education opportunities are available for your children at the new installation. The Defense Department is committed to making sure all military children have the opportunity for a quality education that prepares them for success.
Trusted adults can have the special gift of helping youth see and use their strengths and talents to navigate academic, career and life milestones. Explore mentorship options for your child.
Substance abuse happens everywhere, including on and off military installations.
Every child deserves a quality education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensures that all children with special needs have access to a “free appropriate public education” and they have the necessary tools to meet their educational goals.
You have a busy life working, caring for the kids, cleaning the house, running carpool and making dinner. Military OneSource understands that and does your homework for you. We highlight the latest resources, information and advice on parenting so that you don’t have to spend hours at the computer on your downtime looking up services.
Help your kids meet new people, try new things and have fun with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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.