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Operation: Military Kids in Georgia reaches out to youth with a deployed family member through a variety of events and activities. Each summer, Georgia Operation: Military Kids partners with the Georgia National Guard to deliver a special week of 4-H Summer Camp with National Guard youth and military youth experiencing deployment.

Hero Packs assembled by 4-H members and other community organizations are distributed to youth when their parent is deployed. Military families can request a Georgia Hero Pack from the Georgia OMK website, request one through one of the fourteen Family Assistance Centers around the state or receive them at multiple events and activities sponsored by Georgia OMK. 

The SOMK Ambassadors in the state of Georgia discuss the pressures and stresses of military youth and their families, covering every region of the state.  Military and non-military youth and adults come together to learn about these issues and then return to their counties to spread information and support for these families.  These activities help youth to make connections with others, build skills, and find positive meaning in their situation.

OMK partners include the Colleges of Agriculture and Environmental Science and Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia, Georgia 4-H, Georgia National Guard, Army Reserve, American Legion, Boys & Girls Clubs, and the Georgia Public Schools.

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 CONTACTS:
      Brian Stone
      Hoke Smith Annex, UGA
      Athens, Georgia 30602
      Phone: (706) 542-4444
      Fax: (706) 542-4373
      Email: oper4h@uga.edu
      Website: http://www.georgia4h.org/omk

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