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Month of the Military Child

Rising to the Challenge

It's 2023 and we are ready to celebrate Month of the Military Child in a big way! Rising to the Challenge focuses on the various unique challenges that are so often faced by our military youth.

Military kids display incredible strength and courage. They often face being separated from one or more parents through deployments or other reasons. These kids typically take on additional responsibilities to assist a parent or caregiver, and they learn to stay resilient in the face of constant change.

We want to celebrate your child's journey with several activities during the month of April.

Purple Up! for Military Kids was started by the University of New Hampshire's Cooperative Extension Service in 2010 and has become a national effort to recognize military children and youth by wearing purple. Join us for Purple Up! on April 14 and for other events on our calendar below.

About CYP and MOMC

The Child and Youth Program provides our military children with a strong network of support that promotes their health, well-being, and overall resilience. Since 1986, April has been designated the official Month of the Military Child to honor military kids and the sacrifices they make along with their service member. It is a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas.


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