Soldier and Family Support
Child and Youth Program
Our mission is to create and support dynamic, balanced programming for the Alabama National Guard Children and Youth Programs. These programs are designed to promote the cognitive, emotional, physical and moral development of the youth, as well as encourage personal responsibility and strength of character.
Child Care Assistance
There are child care supplements available to eligible National Guard families through Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) and Operation Military Child Care (OMCC). For more information visit the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (NACCRRA) website at www.naccrra.org or call their toll-free number 1-800-424-2246.
Our Military Kids Grant Program
Our Military Kids provides tangible support to the children of deployed National Guard and Military Reserve personnel and to children of severely injured service members. Such activities help nurture and sustain these children while their parent is away in service to our country or recovering from injury at home. Our Military Kids grants are made to honor the sacrifices military parents make and to ensure that the children have access to extracurricular activities. For eligibility requirements and more information visit www.ourmilitarykids.org.
The Army has partnered with Tutor.com to bring free tutoring assistance to Army Families. This program is available to all Army-affiliated Families (Military, Civilian and Contractors) regardless of component or deployment status. Visit www.myarmyonesource.com/cysstutor for more information.
SitterCity helps you find babysitters for after-school, hourly care, school vacations, deployment and PCS, extended work hours, special needs children and any other time you need a sitter. It also helps find nannies, certified CDH/FCC care providers, elder care companions, dog walkers, housekeepers, tutors and care providers who are authorized access to an installation. SitterCity membership is available at no cost. Visit www.sittercity.com/dod to register.
Adult and teen volunteers work together to lead educational fun filled activities to support children and youth during the deployment cycle. Lessons are experiential based and provide youth with an experience in order to experience, share, process, generalize and apply. Curriculum and activities are supported by Operation Military Kids (OMK) through youth outreach guides, Hero Packs, and use of the Mobile Tech Lab.
The School Outreach program provides military education resources to schools, educators, principals, and school counselors. The program conducts teacher in service days on the affects of deployment on National Guard youth. Military Child Education Coalition conducts a "Guard and Reserve Institute" and a "Living in the New Normal Institute" to local educators and Family Readiness Groups. For more information visit www.militarychild.org.
Youth Program Coordinators
Phone: (334) 271-8194
Phone (334) 213-7663