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Month of the Military Child

Boys & Girls Clubs are joining the military community in declaring April as Month of the Military Child. The special celebration was created in 1986 when former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger declared April as the month to honor the important role children play in the Armed Services community.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a long-standing partnership with the U.S. Armed Services to serve thousands of military-connected youth across the U.S. and on military installations overseas. BGCA provides strong youth development programs and activities, giving military families the support they need.

During the Month of the Military Child, Boys & Girls Clubs will be recognizing the sacrifice and resilience of military-connected youth with community events hosted by BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers and Boys & Girls Clubs. These events include purple parades, outdoor festivals and family dinners.

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What is the Great Think?

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Great Think series is designed to facilitate innovative public-private collaborations that ensure great futures for America’s youth, especially those who need us most.

The children of military families are some of our nation’s most resilient, yet vulnerable youth, who have made tremendous sacrifices on behalf of our country. BGCA’s Military Great Think – the nation’s first – convened thought leaders to examine the challenges facing military youth and to propose measures that the public, private, and non-profit sectors can take to help these children cope with the unique pressures of their circumstances and reach their full potential.

The Military Great Think white paper report summarizes the key insights from participants, as well as strategic recommendations and action steps for immediately improving access to vital programs and services for our American military heroes and their families. Click above to "View White Paper" and learn more.

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