Maine Operation Military Kids builds communication networks and trusting relationships between the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, military families and youth, youth leaders, schools, veterans, and community organizations. The OMK partnership team includes representatives of: American Legion, Department of Education, After School Network, 4-H, Maine Parent Federation,  and Boys & Girls Clubs which will strive to provide positive youth development programs and community based support for children and families impacted by the increased mobilization and deployment of troops to fight in the Global War on Terrorism. Ready, Set, Go and Speak Out for Military Kids trainings, Hero Packs, the Mobile Tech Lab and other events, presentations, activities and opportunities to help youth to feel self-confident and supported.