Through a network of National, State and Local Partners, Operation: Military Kids provides access to youth programs and support services where military children live. OMK Partners organize special events, provide transportation to military kids to sporting events or other extracurricular activities, and participate in the Hero Pack initiative.
Army Child, Youth & School Services programs are offered through Army Garrisons, National Guard Family State Program offices or Reserve Regional commands
4-H National Headquarters provides information to connect military youth to 4-H programs in their hometowns
Find the Boys & Girls Club nearest to you and participate in wide array of program opportunities such as Keystone Clubs
Schools can help create academic, social and emotional support networks for students
Military Child Education Coalition provides professional development opportunities on working with military populations for school personnel and community members making them aware of the stressors that can be associated with a military deployment
The American Legion has a variety of youth program options such as the “High School Oratorical Scholarship Program” for youth of all ages
The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) can assist military families with child care issues
In addition, Operation: Military Kids, as part of the 4-H/Army Youth Development Project, is a vital part of supporting the Army Family Covenant, the Army Community Covenant and the Army Soldier Family Action Plan.
Find out about OMK in your state by selecting your state from the State Information link in the menu on the left. Families and youth across the country can access information about OMK programs, link to OMK partner programs and contact their State 4-H Military Liaison from this OMK website.
If you’d like to read more about Operation: Military Kids, the links below highlight OMK programming for the past several years.