Viewing: Child and Youth

Sep 12

September 12, 2018

Operation Future Forces – 22Sep18

USO Denver is supporting Operation Future Forces (OFF) on September 22 at Buckley AFB. All military youth ages 7-15 (all branches and components) are invited to participate in a mock deployment, pre-registration is required. These youth will be involved with an in-processing line, a swear-in, basic training, technical training, come face-to-face with combatants during a humanitarian mission, and come home to a hero’s welcome. This provides an opportunity for military children to experience the sacrifices unique to deployments, exercises, and…

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Aug 28

August 28, 2018

1st Annual Trunk-n-Treat

Join the Colorado National Guard Family Program Office for our 1st Annual Trunk-n-Treat! Food, Candy, & Fun! Friday, October 26 from 6pm-8pm Colorado Springs – Northern CO Springs Readiness Center Guard youth are invited to participate, but we need adult help, too! Decorate your trunk and provide candy for our youth as they trunk-n-treat, or volunteer to help us set-up, serve food, and clean up. Please RSVP so that we know how many vehicles, volunteers, and children to expect. Sign…

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Aug 22

August 22, 2018

Volunteers Needed for TAPS Good Grief Camp – 7-9Sep18

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is seeking  military personnel  to volunteer in support of the Colorado Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp on September 7-9, 2018. TAPS Good Grief Camp is led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health, and education. Programming throughout the weekend mirrors the adult curriculum and provides families with a common language crucial to strengthening family bonds. Children and teens will honor their loved one, connect with their peers, and learn…

Posted in Child and Youth, Community Resource, Resilience, Service Projects

Aug 16

August 16, 2018

Operation K.U.D.O.S.

Operation K.U.D.O.S. (Kids Understanding Deployment Operations) is offering an opportunity for Military Youth to “experience” a deployment. Children will process, deploy, and return home by completing their out-processing checklist that will include the following: Deployment orders Fingerprints Immunizations Dog tags Marching Obstacle course Lunch is included. This is a FREE event offered to all branches of service, Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, DoD civilians, and contractors. Saturday, September 8 from 8am-4:30pm Youth ages 5-14 (must be accompanied by an adult) Patriot…

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Aug 10

August 10, 2018

Teen Resiliency Training Retreat – 7-9Sep18

Join other CONG Youth for a weekend Resiliency Training Retreat! We’ll spend the weekend at Ponderosa Retreat Center near Larkspur, meeting new friends, enjoying team building activities, and learning resiliency skills at this beautiful mountain camp location. To RSVP, simply email Lance Ellis ( with your teen’s name, age, and branch affiliation. He will send out a final confirmation to all registrants 3 days prior to the trip that will contain final trip details. Spaces for this retreat will fill…

Posted in Child and Youth, Teen Leadership

Aug 7

August 7, 2018

All About Autos – 15-17Aug18

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to join us for our 2nd annual “All About Autos” series. We had a great time learning, doing, and playing last year, so it’s worth repeating. This series is designed to teach soon-to-be and new drivers some very important aspects of automobile operation and care. Night one will be classroom education to include Choice Point records, claims, safe driving practices, and other important topics. On the 2nd night, they will meet at a real-world garage…

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Jul 13

July 13, 2018

School Supplies for the Western Slope

Live on the Western Slope and need school supplies for your Guard Youth? Contact Dánielle Hindson at 720-250-5571 or to schedule a pick-up time. Supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until August 2.

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Jul 10

July 10, 2018

The Littles’ Night Out! 10Aug18

The CONG Child & Youth Program Presents The Littles’ Night Out! Bring your swimming suit and towel to enjoy an evening at the pool with food, games, and fun! When: Friday, August 10 from 6pm-8pm  Who: Guard Youth Ages 6-8 Where: Donna’s Dolphins (5470 Powers Center Point #130, CO Springs, CO 80920) Cost: FREE!! Register online at For more information, contact Kymberly Wheeler at 720-250-1412 or

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Jul 10

July 10, 2018

Colorado Springs Summer Bash! 26Jul18

Join other Guard Youth for an outdoor Laser Tag Adventure!  When: Thursday, July 26 from 5pm-7pm Where: Battlefield Colorado in Colorado Springs (120 W Costilla St, 80903) What: Fun evening of laser tag, including a pizza dinner Who: CONG Youth Ages 8-17     Register at For more information about the event, contact Kymberly Wheeler at 720-250-1412 or Visit for more information about the venue. We apologize for any inconvenience, but because the venue will be providing the pizza, we are unable…

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Jul 3

July 3, 2018

Back to School Bash! 28Jul18

Guard Families with children ages 5-10 are invited to join us for a Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 28 at 10am at the Denver Armory. FREE school supplies, FREE backpacks, FUN activities, and EDUCATIONAL discussions are available. Join the discussion and find resources to meet your family’s needs at this fun event. Register by Monday, July 16 to reserve your spot: **Please note that this event is intended for those living north of Castle Rock. If you…

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