North Carolina

Welcome to the North Carolina 4-H Operation: Military Kids State Website

North Carolina 4-H provides quality education experiences for youth utilizing a network of volunteers, members and professional staff. Through expanded collaborations, NC OMK will:

  1. Continue to provide training programs to enable youth and adults to “Speak Out for Military Kids” and increase community awareness/understanding,
  2. Provide “Ready, Set, Go!” trainings to offer insight into military culture and deployment cycles and suggest ways to understand the needs, and 
  3. Develop educational programs that will build support and extend networks to address the needs of geographically isolated military youth. 
  4. North Carolina’s Operation: Military Kids program (NC OMK) works with military and non-military groups to develop a support network for families and youth of deployed soldiers impacted by the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).

Major initiatives for the project include:

  • assembling and distributing Hero Packs to military youth;
  • training youth advocates through the Speak Out for Military Kids Project;
  • connecting children and youth with deployed soldiers through the Mobile Technology Lab (MTL), a suite of 15 laptop computers, DVD burners, digital and video cameras; 
  • building support for Military Families in all 100 NC counties North Carolina’s OMK partners include NC 4-H, Army Reserve, National Guard, Community in Schools, American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, educators and other community organizations and individuals.