Celebrate Month of Military Child in April 2016
Local Military Units
4th Infantry Division, Fort CarsonThe 4th Infantry Division is a modular division of the U.S. Army based at Fort Carson. It is composed of three organic brigade combat teams (i.e., Stryker, infantry, and armored), and one Combat Aviation Brigade. The 4th Infantry Division's official nickname, "Ivy", is a play on words of the Roman numeral IV or 4. Ivy leaves symbolize tenacity and fidelity, which is the basis of the division's motto: "Steadfast and Loyal." The second nickname, "Iron Horse," has been adopted to underscore the speed and power of the division and its soldiers.
Fort Carson Child, Youth & School ServicesCYS Services is committed to serving the unique needs of Mountain Post families through a variety of programs designed for children ages six-weeks through 18 years. All services are based on the growth and development of your child, and meet both US Army and national standards. The seamless delivery system ensures that the same caring philosophy is followed by the dedicated staff in every program and service they offer.
50th Space Wing, Schriever AFBThe 50th Space Wing, a component of Air Force Space Command, is located at Schriever Air Force Base. It is responsible for the operations and support of more than 150 Department of Defense satellites. The 50th SW is one of the world’s best space command and control teams that delivers combat power from space for America and its allies.
21st Space Wing, Peterson AFBThe 21st Space Wing headquarters is located at Peterson Air Force Base. The 21st SW is the Air Force's most geographically-dispersed wing, and the fifth largest wing in the Air Force by number of units. It literally covers the world with its operations. As Air Force Space Command's largest, most weapon-system diverse, and geographically separated operations group, it commands and controls missile warning and space control units around the globe. The group provides real-time missile warning, attack assessment, and space control to the President, Secretary of Defense, JCS, combatant commands and foreign allies. Through its commander, the group develops future combat counterspace capabilities in support of theater campaigns.
21st Force Support Squadron, Peterson AFBThe 21st Force Support Squadron is located at Peterson Air Force Base. It's mission is to deliver and sustain global mission support to dominate the high ground for the wing and its customers, while providing and employing global capabilities to ensure space superiority and to defend our nation and allies. Its website communicates programs, facilities and services that enhance force readiness. Staff strives to provide the best leisure and recreational services ranging from fitness to outdoor adventure and from golf to child development. They manage lodging facilities, provide mortuary affairs services and honor guard teams, offer family readiness services, and address civilian and military needs.
North American Aerospace Defense CommandThe North American Aerospace Defense Command is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Aerospace warning includes the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands. The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is located at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, a short distance from NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station falls under Air Force Space Command and hosts the activities of several tenant units.
Student 2 Student Overview
Student 2 Student provides the student who is relocating with the critical edge for a successful transition. The initiative meets very real transitioning student needs with:
- Immediate peer credibility
- Positive peer relationships
- Valued information
Three research-based modules are used for the training:
- Academics: (Requirements, Processes, Access) - Test assessments, progress reporting, programs and opportunities, enrichment support
- Relationships: (Acceptance, Attributes, Friendships) - Faculty/staff, groups, organizations, peers, local, on/off campus
- Finding the way: (Attention, Orientation, Appreciation) - How we do business, the community, the campus, the culture, rules/policies, school documents, structures
Easing the Transition ChallengeImagine being a school-age child waking up one morning realizing that you are in a strange new place, and, except for your family, you don’t know anyone at all. You have no friends, you have no one to talk with and you know nothing about the school you are about to enter, the neighborhood you live in, and the community you just moved into.
Believing that transitioning does not have to be difficult, “just different,” S2S or Student-2-Student is a unique student-led, school managed program that confronts the challenges of transition and provides relevant training that gives students the best possible transition experience.
A team of volunteer students, supervised by a school counselor, teacher or other school staff person, trains inbound and outbound transitioning students on three subject areas: academics, relationships, and finding the way. For the incoming students the team provides a forum for students to quickly feel welcomed, comfortable, included and accepted into their new school community. For the outgoing student, the team assists in helping outbound students better prepare for transitioning to another school.
S2S is a powerful program designed to help change a transitioning student’s focal point from what the student has lost to what the student will gain through the relocation. S2S guides students through their uncertain surroundings, offering — from a peer viewpoint — valued information, friendship and assistance in three areas that matter most to transitioning students.
- How do I find my way around?
- Who will I meet? How will I make friends? What about my relationships?
- What do I need to know about the academic requirements at this school?
What are the needs of a transitioning student?
A transitioning student has some very real needs!
- A need to quickly receive and understand relevant information.
- A need for immediate positive peer relationships and someone to trust and talk with who can relate.
- A compelling need to feel welcomed, accepted and understood.
Military Scholarships and Grants
Learn about scholarships for children of veterans, active duty, reserve or guardsmen.
Supporting the Military ChildGuidance for school leaders on meeting the unique educational needs of children whose parents are deployed or in transition.
Military Spouse is a digital hub for military spouses, fiancés and significant others. Find content, information and advice to simplify military life.
Military OneSourceMilitary OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. Information includes deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more.
Military Child Education CoalitionMilitary Child Education Coalition serves as a model of positive leadership and advocacy for ensuring inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children. It ensures inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation and transition.