A Public-Private Partnership For Military Youth & Families

A Public-Private Partnership For Military Youth & Families

Better Together

Better Together -- Designed To Improve The Lives Of Military Families In Civilian Communities.

On September 8, 2016 in Washington, D.C. nearly a dozen government agencies, military-serving organizations, private sector corporations and foundations came together to form the ‘Better Together’ partnership, which aims to serve military families living in civilian communities where the need is greatest.

In September 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of America held the first convening of military experts from academia, business, government, media and the nonprofit sectors to address the unique experiences facing military youth, the Military Great Think. Through the Military Great Think, participants confirmed the need to collaborate and engage with government-supported programs in order to fulfill the needs of military families and create a coordinated public-private outreach effort to serve more military youth and families off installation.

We have come to call this public-private collaboration Better Together because we can all do more together. Better Together is a groundbreaking, action-focused partnership designed to improve the lives of military families in civilian communities where the need is greatest.

Resources have been aligned to help military-connected youth and families are grounded in helping youth become more resilient and develop the skills necessary to enter the workforce. All resources are available for free through this site and our partner sites linked below.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America partners with Joining Forces to connect 250,000 military connected youth and families living in civilian communities to critical wellness and educational services.

Military Service Providers

Corporate Partners

Association of United States Army

Association of United States Army

AUSA is a private, nonprofit educational organization that supports America’s Army, including Regular Army, National Guard and Reserve, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, concerned citizens and family members. AUSA has joined Better Together to provide services to military connected youth and families, including access to Youth Camps for National Guard families; Army ONESOURE; access to Outreach & Support Centers; Deployment and Military transition support; and employment readiness program for military spouses.

Raytheon

Raytheon

Raytheon joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America to establish Centers of Innovation at BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on US military installations that serve high concentrations of military families. Through these programs, youth will work with to develop their skills and critical thinking using real-world applications for STEM.