Child and Youth Program

The Child and Youth Program supports year round programming for school age children regardless of a parent’s deployment status. Planned programs are provided in conjunction with Yellow Ribbon Reintegration workshops and specifically address the needs of children facing separation or return of a family member in the deployment cycle. Additional activities are also sponsored throughout the year for school age children and focus on resiliency and life skills while encouraging peer support.

Mission: Promote and sustain the quality of life and resilience of Colorado National Guard children and youth by providing secure, timely, flexible, high-quality support services and enrichment programs.

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Youth Advisory Council

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Child and Youth Program Newsletter

The Child and Youth Program publishes a quarterly newsletter. This outstanding newsletter includes program announcements, highlights of Colorado National Guard Youth and Teen accomplishments, and write-ups on recent events and flyers for upcoming events.

CYP Newsletter July 2014

CYP Newsletter October 2015

CYP Newsletter May 2016

CYP Newsletter September 2016

CYP Newsletter January 2017

CYP Newsletter April 2017

CYP Newsletter October 2017