Child, Youth, and Family Programs

This page contains non-academic supports and activities for military-connected students.

4-H Clubs for Military Connected Youth

  • A development program for military-connected children ages 5-18 focused on STEM, Agriculture, Healthy Living, and Citizenship.  To determine if there is a 4-H Club available in your area click on the link.

Army Youth Program in Your Neighborhood (AYPN)

  • A collaborative effort between the United States Army and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas. They provide a positive place for Middle School students to go afterschool.  AYPN program teaches your child Character and Leadership Development, Education & Character Exploration, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports and Fitness and Recreation. 
  • Click on the link or contact your local school to determine if this program is available.

Boys & Girls Club of America and the U.S. Armed Services

  • Provides children of military personnel with youth development programs and activities.

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Texas

  • Provides individual case management services utilizing community engagement. 

Empowering the Military Teen | Bloom

  • A website created by military teens for military teens. Bloom provides an online space for military teens to connect and share experiences. The site hosts a wide range of content create by military teens, including blog posts, art, videos, and poetry!

Military Kids Connect

  • A Department of Defense website which helps military-connected children ages 6-17 build resilience and coping skills as they adjust to the challenges of military life.

Operation Purple Programs | National Military Family Association (NMFA)

  • NMFA connects military families with camps, retreats, and healing adventures.

Our Military Kids

  • A non-profit organization which supports military-connected children in 5-12th grade who have a National Guard and Reserve deployed parent as well as children of wounded warriors from all service branches. 

Sesame Street - Military Families Resources for Young Children

  • Sesame Street has a dedicated webpage with videos for children to help them cope with the ups and downs of military life.