Virginia Operation: Military Kids Presenter: Terry Patterson Southern Virginia OMK Region Chair. Training Agenda Mini Ready, Set, Go! Training: Part I. – National OMK Overview Part II. - Virginia OMK Overview. Welcome/Introductions. Who am I?. Anticipated Outcomes.
Who am I?
Operation: Military Kids is the U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment.
It is a joint effort between 4-H National Headquarters and the U.S. Army Child, Youth & School Services.
OMK National Goal is to Support Military children and youth where they live when impacted by deployment
Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
United States Army Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS)
National Network of Child Care Resources and Referral (NACCRRA)
American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
A New Reality:Impact of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)
Hero Packs are a tangible expression of support for military Families from their communities – especially young people and OMK Partners
• Non-military youth and local community organizations Hero Packs and write letters of support/thanks to the youth to include in the backpack
• Local organizations donate youth items to supplement materials provided by national OMK partners
• Hero Packs are distributed to military youth impacted by deployment
A mobile, internet-ready computer lab for use in a variety of settings. The lab provides access to technology for military youth to communicate with deployed loved ones, learn about technology, enhance educational experiences, or make videos/pictures, etc. to send deployed loved ones.