New York National Guard Youth Program
The Youth Program is designed to implement support and training to New York State military youths. The program offers trainings to various community based organizations. To include community schools, to explore the unique issues specifically related to Military youth.
Implementation of skills training in leadership, mentoring, and resource coordination, will ensure that the program and the services provided reflect the unique needs of all military children.
Why is the program necessary?
The youth and child program is one of the best support networks offered by the military. It addresses the needs of our military youth including deployment issues, the offering of safe activities, a place to meet, talk, and have fun with youth who understand each others issues. With the program, kids who would otherwise never meet because of location, can develop friendships and bonds with other military youth. Issues such as an increase in responsibility, shortage of money, and separation anxiety are addressed by peer members under supervision of caring adult leaders.
Our mission is to prepare our diverse population for success in a dynamic global society, by providing leadership, resources, services, and education, and to insure that the structures, programs and services of the child and youth program reflect the unique needs of all military youth.
Community Group programs
These youth and community-group programs are part of DMNA's support to New York communities.
Designed to address problems of alcohol and other drugs in our communities.
Drug Awareness Training
Programs that use New York National Guard personnel to facilitate community coalitions to counteract the illegal use of drugs.
Family Support Group Briefings
Designed to provide a broad based awareness and anti-drug network among Guard Families through local programs.
|New York State Youth Coordinators:|
Keri J. O’Neil
National Guard Youth
Operation Military Kids:
Military One Source:
Scholarships For military youth:
Military Child Education Coalition:
National Military Family Association:
United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Our Military Kids
The Military Child In transition and Deployment:
Military Teens On the Move:
Operation Military Child Care:
Big Brother & Big Sister of NYC:
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