Nevada

“I made new friends, learned new things, and I got many chances to help people out.”

– Quote from youth in program

Through Summer Camps, Hero Packs, and Speak Out for Military Kids, we are connecting/integrating military youth in 4-H and other programs that help build skills and provide a sense of belonging with their peers before, during and after the deployment of a loved one. With Ready, Set, Go! Training we are educating all school counselors in Nevada to better equip them to understand and deal with the issues that arise in the lives of youth and their families during the deployment cycle. (See description below.)

“I can be myself and I will look back on this experience the rest of my life.”

– Quote from youth in program

Nevada OMK focuses on fostering local community connections for military families, and builds on the strengths of its partners. Nevada’s OMK Team is supported by Nevada 4-H Youth Development, Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs, U.S. Army Child and Youth Services, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserves, Boys & Girls Clubs, American Legion, Military Child Education Coalition, Nevada Department of Education, and youth from military and non-military families.

We currently have a 12 member statewide management team that oversees our OMK programs:

  • Summer Camps
  • Speak Out for Military Kids
  • Mobile Technology Lab
  • Ready, Set, Go! Training
  • Youth Activities