The mission of Army National Guard (ARNG) Child & Youth Services (CYS) is to promote and sustain the quality of life and resilience of Army National Guard dependent children and youth by providing secure, timely, flexible, high-quality support services and enrichment programs.
Education: Provide developmentally-appropriate life skills education to National Guard youth
Access: Provide information on access to Federal and State/Territory benefits that support National Guard children and Families, including: counseling, education, child care, and other resources needed to foster a healthy, stable and secure family environment
Opportunity: Create partnerships for opportunities to participate in programs, events, and activities geared toward the behavioral and physical health and welfare of children and youth that are available across the spectrum of Government, community, and private sectors
Communication: Build a sense of belonging to the Army National Guard Community by creating secure opportunities to network with other youth, parents/legal guardians, and ARNG CYS Coordinators in one’s community, state/territory, and across the nation
Resilience: Infuse resiliency and leadership skills and techniques into all Army National Guard child and youth programming
Outreach: Build and sustain contact with parents/legal guardians, and children of the National Guard in order to create awareness of available support services and programs, while being mindful of age, location, military and civilian mindsets
During Fiscal Year 2023, ARNG CYS provided programming and support to over 69,200 military and military-connected youth!
Additionally, ARNG CYS supported and conducted more than 2,400 virtual and in-person events throughout FY23.
What are you waiting for? Contact your local Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator to find out about upcoming events and activities in your area!!
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