The purpose of the Kentucky Operation: Military Kids Program is to:

  • Create community support networks for military youth in our own backyard when Soldier parents are deployed
  • Deliver recreational, social, and educational programs for military youth living in civilian communities
  • Support military kids coping with the stress of knowing their deployed parents may be in harms way
  • Collaborate with schools to ensure that staff are attuned to the unique needs of military students
  • Educate the public on the impact of the deployment cycle on Soldiers, families, kids, and the community as a whole
  • Welcome military families to become a part of ongoing national, state, and local Partner Programs such as 4-H clubs, BGCA, the American Legion, etc. in the home communities.