Speak Out for Military Kids Training Weekend - March 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Speak Out for Military Kids (or SOMK) is OMK’s youth-driven community outreach program. Through participation in SOMK, military and non-military youth help generate community awareness of issues faced by military youth when a parent is in the deployment cycle. SOMK provides youth participants with the opportunity to gain valuable leadership, research, organization, technology, public speaking and presentation skills. Youth use these skills to foster activism in supporting military youth in their communities.
This two-day training will bring military and civilian youth together for another fun-filled program where friendships are made, new skills are learned, and support for military youth is fostered.
Join us if you're between the ages of 13 and 18 and have a passion for (or interest in!) supporting the children and youth of our service members.
Overnight accommodations and meals provided.
Open to youth (both civilian and military) ages 13-18.
Specific start and end times are subject to change.
** Registration must be completed by a parent or guardian**
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Stephanie Albaugh at 802-656-0346 or email@example.com by February 27, 2015 so we may assist you.
When & Where
University of Vermont Extension - Operation: Military Kids Vermont
Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is the U.S. Army’s collaborative effort with America’s communities to support children and youth of National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Duty families impacted by the Global War on Terrorism. State 4-H Military Liaisons lead OMK State Teams in 34 states in partnership with the National Guard, Army Reserve, the Military Child Education Coalition, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, The American Legion, Schools. These and other community organizations are joining Army Child & Youth Services to support “Suddenly Military” youth before, during, and after the deployment of a parent or loved one.