Michigan State University Extension – 4-H Youth Development has launched the Operation: Military Kids (OMK)program. Michigan OMK mission is to build community partnerships to increase capacity for youth, families and communities to support youth of military families.

We are reaching out to youth and military families through educational programming such as:

  •  Ready, Set, Go! training to build community awareness, support and capacity
  •  Speak Out for Military Kids (SOMK) youth speaker bureau
  •  We support our military youth with Hero Packs, filled with fun items to help keep youth connected to their deployed loved one
  •  Mobile Tech Lab (MTL), connects deployed parents to families
  • Events that recognize and appreicate our military youth such as Military Child Appreciation Day and Month of the Military Child events as well as summer camping opportunties