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Child and Youth Summits

On October 6, 2014 By

The Wisconsin National Guard Child and Youth Program is excited to announce our upcoming summits.

1. November 7th to 9th – Military Teen Resilience Summit, LaCrosse, WI, Ages 14-17: Teens will spend the weekend learning ways to strengthen their resilience skills. From laughter therapy to physical fitness, you will learn ways to relieve stress [...]

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Earlier this week, Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosita stopped by the Pentagon and met with the Vice Chief, General Lengyel and his wife Sally and taped a message just for our National Guard children. Elmo and Rosita directed to all of our guard kids, “guard kids are very big heroes. Thank you for being who [...]

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What is Red Ribbon Week?

On September 15, 2014 By

Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign that promotes the prevention of substance abuse. The Red Ribbon mobilizes communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions during Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd-October 31st) each year. Every year, students [...]

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The Wisconsin National Guard (WI NG) Child and Youth Program is recruiting military connected teens between the age of 13-17 years to be members of the WI NG Youth Advisory Board. We are looking for military teens with strong leadership abilities to act as the liaison between military youth in the state and leadership. If [...]

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Wellness—it’s essential to living a full and productive life. We may have different ideas about what wellness means, but it involves a set of skills and strategies that prevent the onset or shorten the duration of illness to promote recovery and wellbeing. It’s about keeping healthy as well as getting healthy.

Pathways to Wellness is [...]

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All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. In 2010 there were 29 fatalities and 182 injuries from lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report [...]

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