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The Operation: Military Kids (OMK) program will be
ending on March 31,2015.

For continued support, please be advised:

For Army National Guard Families: Get your youth involved with the State Child & Youth Program! Contact a Child & Youth Program Coordinator (or the State Family Program Director) near you to check out the program offerings and activities they can participate in visit: https://www.jointservicessupport.org/FP/Default.aspx and click on "Contact your local State Family Program Director, Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager, Family Readiness Support Assistant, Family Assistance Specialist or Child & Youth Program Coordinator" at the bottom of the page, then choose your state, for assistance in connecting with your Child & Youth Program Coordinator.

For Army Reserve Families: Get your youth involved with a Command Child, Youth, School Service Program! Contact a Command CYSS specialist near you to check out the program offerings and activities they can participate in go tohttp://www.arfp.org/cyss.php or Fort Family Support & Outreach Center at 1-866-345-8248 for assistance in connecting with CYSS specialist.

You may also visit the 4-H Military Partnership website at:

Operation: Military Kids Vermont

Our mission is to educate Vermont communities on the unique experiences and challenges of military life, its impact on families, and to provide positive opportunities for youth by collaborating with community partners and incorporating military families into existing resources.

In a state like Vermont, where there is no military base to connect them, children from military families can be invisible to coaches, teachers, and community, and isolated from those who can relate and understand. Coordinated by the University of Vermont Extension 4-H, Operation: Military Kids Vermont helps the community understand the full cycle of deployment, the unique experiences and challenges of military life, and its impact on children and families. By raising awareness through education and outreach across the state, OMK helps community members, organizations, and businesses recognize the important role they play in the lives of our military kids. OMK works with those community partners to offer programs, workshops, camps, and events in the following four service areas:

  • Sports, Fitness & Health
  • Life Skills, Citizenship & Leadership
  • Arts, Recreation & Leisure
  • Academic, Mentoring & Intervention

By providing “military kids” with opportunities to connect with one another, and with their communities, we know our military-connected children and youth will understand how much they are cared about, will see the incredible amount of support that exists, and will ultimately become more resilient in the face of life’s challenges.

Stay up to date on our current events by visiting our Facebook Page:

OMK Vermont 2012 Annual Report
OMK Vermont 2011 Annual Report

      Stephanie Albaugh
      655 Spear St
      Burlington, Vermont 05405
      Phone: (802) 656-0346
      Fax: (802) 656-8642
      Email: stephanie.albaugh@uvm.edu
      Website: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/omk


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