Resources

The following resources are to make you aware of what is out there for your family. If you have any questions please contact us. We can answer general questions or point you in the right direction to find what you need to know.

Event Resources
  • Evaluating Your Child’s Readiness for Camp
  • Release Form Document
  • What to expect when you sign up for an event:
    • For any event, please notify the CYP Team of any changes in your attendance to a registered camp, day event, or any CYP program.
    • Generally two weeks prior you will receive a specialized packing list, an agenda, travel instructions, and other required documentation.

Educator Resources
  • Please reach out to the CYP Team to receive your packet.

Family and Youth Resources

WIARNG Child and Youth Program

www.wisconsinmilitary.org/cyp/

  • We provide programs and activities year round, across the state, and connect you to youth-related resources.

WI DPI: Educational Opportunities for Military Children

dpi.wi.gov/sspw/pupil-services/school-counseling/connections/military-children

  • Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children
  • Wisconsin is committed to working at the state and local level to ensure that children of military families are afforded opportunities for educational success. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction works to ensure that children are supported in achieving their educational goals.

Military One Source Parenting and Children

www.militaryonesource.mil/parenting-and-children

  • Information on parenting resources, benefits and programs. (Including child care, learning about adoption, helping your kids excel in school or connecting to resources)

Deployment Resources

Child Care Aware of America

usa.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/military-families/army/

  • Spouse or Guardian (of a Soldier activated or deployed in support of a contingency operation) must be working, looking for work, or attending school (full or part-time).
  • Families are eligible for fee assistance for the length of the active duty order, for 30 days prior to deployment and for 90 days after the Soldier returns from active duty.
  • A monthly cap of $1,500 per child, the Army buys down the cost of off-post child care.
  • Visit the link above for more information and application materials.

Our Military Kids

www.ourmilitarykids.org

  • For ages 5 to 18. National Guard and Reserve parents must be deployed OCONUS for at least 180 consecutive days.
  • One grant up to $300 per child, to one organization.
    • Monthly lesson fees, instrument or equipment rental, and registration fees may all be included in one grant.
    • The child must start the activity while the service member is still deployed.
  • Grant program for extra-curricular activities.
    • All sports programs, including martial arts.
    • Fine arts programs including dance, acting, painting, sculpture, language arts, etc.
    • Tutoring services – (private tutors must have a valid teaching certificate)
    • Leadership workshops, academic trips, and driver’s education.
  • Visit the link above for more information about this resource, and how to apply.

Tutor.com

military.tutor.com/home

Free, on-line, real time tutoring for service members and their dependents who are full-time/active (AGR) or deployed.

  • Tutors are available 24/7, except New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
  • Visit the above link for more information about this resource, and how to apply.

Family and Youth Organizations

Boys and Girls Club

www.bgca.org/about-us/military

  • No-cost membership to a participating traditional Boys & Girls Club is now available to Military Youth ages 6 to 18 with a family member who serves in the Reserve, is in Active Duty or a member of the National Guard. Space is limited.

YMCA (Limited Facilities around Wisconsin)

www.ymca.net/military-outreach/memberships.html

  • Check your local YMCA to inquire if they participate in this program.
  • Title 10 personnel are eligible for a Y membership, including:
    • Family members of deployed National Guard and Reservists
    • Active Duty Independent Duty personnel and their families
    • Relocated spouse/dependent children of deployed Active Duty personnel

4H

4-hmilitarypartnerships.org

  • Information on the 4H military partnership.

Website Resources

Sesame Street for Military Families

sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org

  • Downloadable PDFs, including activities, coloring sheets, and stories.

Militaryfamily.com

militaryfamily.com/downloads/activities-for-kids/

  • Download activities for your youth.