Nationally recognized, MN State Family Programs, MN Operation Military Kids and Child Resource & Referral programs are collaborating to create a vital program, but volunteers are needed! You are KEY and we can't do it without you! Join us as we learn about military culture, what geographically dispersed, military connected children and youth are facing, what your role could be, and the plans for the way ahead.
When: December 7, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Rochester Community and Technical College - Heintz Center Commons (1926 College View Road SE Rochester, MN 55904) Enter through H 15 doors in the West Parking Lot
Register: Email interest to Taran Schneider: firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-287-2020
*There is limited space
Purpose: To bring volunteers together who are interested in supporting military connect youth at military associated events.
6:00 pm Welcome/Connect/Snacks
6:30 pm Military Culture & "What is My Role?"
7:30 pm Volunteer Expectations
8:00 pm Breakout Session According to Age Group (0-5 and 6-18yrs)
8:40 pm Closing
There will be multiple deployments of Minnesota National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units from our Southeast Minnesota Region in 2011. There are many preparatory events planned for families early next year and the Minnesota National Guard Family Programs, Child Care Resource and Referral and Operation Military Kids will be providing child care and child/youth activities during these events. For example, on January 8 and 9th, there will be a Family Prep Academy held in Rochester for several hundred National Guard service members and their families. Child care and child/youth activities will be provided during the day while National Guardsmen and their spouses go through various family preparation training and activities.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Southeast Minnesota is helping co-sponsor this special volunteer training on December 7th to assist these various agencies in child care help.