NC 4-H Military Programs and Partnerships

 

Welcome to North Carolina Operation: Military Kids....

North Carolina 4-H is proud to support the more than 123,622 active duty, reserve and guard troops who call our state home. Particularly during this time of global deployment, these soldiers need to know that their families here at home are surrounded by supportive citizens, offering a cadre of services and resources to help ease the stress of pre-deployment, deployment and post-deployment. Approximately 109,375 military youth from the ages of 0 to 18 (17,220 Guard and Reserve and 85,898 Active Duty) call North Carolina home.

Several programs and partnerships are offered and managed through North Carolina 4-H both on installations/bases and in the geographically dispersed areas from which guard and reserve troops are deployed. Local Extension Centers have information and staff members ready to assist.

Mission:

Creating awareness and understanding of the issues and stresses faced by military families and youth while building community partnerships to increase capacity for youth and families.

 

What is Operation: Military Kids (OMK)

Key elements of our program include:

Press Releases

Military Youth Honored at Wolfpack Baseball Game

NC OMK State Team Members 2013-14  (REVISIONS IN PROGRESS)

 

NC OMK Upcoming Events:

         2014 Calendar of Events

NC OMK Partner Events 

September 2014

- *7 September: Marine Reserve Family Day, Raleigh, NC
- *7 September: NC 4-H State Council Conference.  NC OMK Workshop, Raleigh, NC
- *9 September: Triangle Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard. Wake County Cooperative Extension Office, Raleigh, NC (6PM-8PM)
- *12 September: SMART Girls Nigh. Seymour Johnson AFB, Ages 9-16 (8PM—11PM) $10 members/$15 non-member.  Bring canned good to enter a raffle.
- *12-14 September: 1-120th CAB Yellow Ribbon Pre-Deployment Event, Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC
- *18 September: Charlotte Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard, Charlotte Armory, Charlotte, NC (6PM-8PM)
- *20 September: “BugFest”.  NC Museum of Natural Science & NC OMK. Raleigh, NC
- *23 September: Wilmington Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard, Wilmington Armory, Wilmington, NC (6PM-8PM)
- *23 September: Greensboro/Winston-Salem Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard, Guilford County Cooperative Extension Office, Greensboro, NC (6PM-8PM)
- *26-28 September: Operation Kids on Guard Overnight Camp (ages 8-16), Camp Butner Training Center, Stem, NC
- 26-28 September: Eastern Teen Conference, New Bern, NC

October 2014

- *4 October: UNC Military Appreciation Day Football Game, TBA

- *7 October: Greensboro/Winston-Salem Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard, Guilford County Cooperative Extension Office, Greensboro, NC (6PM-8PM)

- *8 October: National 4-H Youth Science Day.

       • Craven County – Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station Youth Center
       • Cumberland County – Fort Bragg Army Installation Youth Centers
       • Wayne County – Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Youth Center

- *14 October: Triangle Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard. Wake County Cooperative Extension Office, Raleigh, NC (6PM-8PM)
- *16 October: Charlotte Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard, Charlotte Armory, Charlotte, NC (6PM-8PM)
- *19-20 October: 211th MP Yellow Ribbon 30 Day Event.  Clyde, NC.
- *21 October: Wilmington Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard, Wilmington Armory, Wilmington, NC (6PM-8PM)
- *31 October: Halloween Lock-In! Seymour Johnson AFB, Ages 9-16 (9PM-7AM). $20 member/$25 non-member

November 2014

- 4 November: Triangle Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard. Wake County Cooperative Extension Office, Raleigh, NC (6PM-8PM)
- 15 November: NCSU Military Appreciation Day Football Game, TBA
- *18 November: Wilmington Teen Council (ages 13-18), NC National Guard, Wilmington Armory, Wilmington, NC (6PM-8PM)
- *20-21 November: 5th Annual Forward March Conference, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC
- *21 November: Passport to Manhood Night. Seymour Johnson AFB, Ages 9-16 (8PM-11PM), $10 member/$15 non-member.  Bring a canned good to enter a raffle!
- 21 November: American Indian Education Day & NC OMK.  NC Museum of History & NC OMK host.  9AM-3:00PM, Raleigh, NC    
- “Climbing Day with Military Families”, Triangle Rock Club (TRC), Raleigh, NC

February 2015

- 21 February: Raleigh Little Theatre & NC OMK “Much Ado Field Trip to Raleigh Little Theatre” (15-18 year olds and parents). Raleigh, NC

March 2015

- 10 March: Military Family Summit, Jane S. McKimmon Center, NCSU, Raleigh, NC (Governor’s Working Group Service Members, Veterans and Families)
- *13-15 March: Northeast District 4-H Teen Retreat, Beaufort County.  NC OMK workshop and Community Service Project for Military Families

April 2015

- *11 April: NCSU’s Science House & NC OMK “Science Day for Military Families”, Raleigh, NC
- 18 April: Raleigh Little Theatre & NC OMK “A Day at the Theatre” (5-14 year olds and parents). Raleigh, NC

May 2015

- *2 May: Air National Guard’s Kids on Guard Day. Charlotte, NC

June 2015

- 6 June: North Carolina Operation: Military Kids "Red, White & Blue" 5K/1 Mile Walk/Fun Run Family Day. Raleigh, NC

*Events/Activities marked are confirmed.  Others remain tentative.

 

NC OMK STATE TEAM Meeting Schedule

NC OMK Trainings:

OMK Reporting Forms: 

Request Assistance for Military Programs & Events:

Other Military Outreach Projects and Resources:

NC OMK Events, Activities, and Program Suggestions:

Celebration Months and Dates to Remember:

Training Resources and Materials:

NC OMK Gift Form:

Outstanding Support of Military Childern of North Carolina Recognition Program:

Camping Opportunities:

NC 4-H Military Clubs:

Military Youth Per County in North Carolina:

As of May 2012, there are a total of 109,375 military youth (0-18 years old) who call North Carolina home.  To learn how many military youth reside in your county select the link : All Branches

Partners of Operation Military Kids:

For more information about NC OMK please contact:
Dr. Harriett C. Edwards
Military Liaison
919.515.9548
harriett_edwards@ncsu.edu

   

                 J. Scott Enroughty
                 Project Coordinator
                 919.515.8500
                 scott_enroughty@ncsu.edu

 

NC OMK's NC Zoo Snooze PSA (30 sec)

NC OMK's NC Zoo Snooze PSA (60 sec)

NC OMK's NC Zoo Snooze PSA (90 sec)

 

National Operation: Military Kids (OMK) Website  

North Carolina OMK Page

North Carolina OMK Facebook Page  (REVISION UPDATES IN PROGRES)