National Guard and Reserve Resources

National Guard Family Program Online Community

This online community supports and educates family members of the National Guard regarding programs and services available to them.  Click on the link for more information.

Texas Army National Guard Youth Program

Provides Texas Military Forces connected youths with opportunities for: leadership training, college preparedness, state youth symposium, youth camps, parent and child events, Texas Youth Leadership Council Meetings, and service opportunities.

STARBASE®- A Department of Defense Youth Program (outside source)

Second largest DoD STEM based funded program in the nation, focused on improving knowledge and skills of at-risk 5th-8th  grade students in: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Texas has three locations: Camp Mabry in Austin, Goodfellow AFB, Ellington Field in Houston, and Lackland AFB.

Texas ChalleNGe Academy (outside source)

A National Guard military model educational program for at-risk students in Texas between the ages of 16 and 18.  The program requires a 17-and-a-half-month commitment in which students will learn self-discipline and life skills while earning credits towards a high school diploma or preparing for the GED. 


 

Contact Information

State Coordinator for Military Connected Students 
Abby Rodriguez, M.A. 
512-436-9502 
abby.rodriguez@tea.texas.gov