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Child & Youth Program

The New Jersey National Guard Youth Program is here to help provide the support and resources youth need to deal with the separation from a parent, child care issues, difficulties with school and many other problems.  Children of all ages can be affected at any phase of military life; we have program stop help one and all.  We also provide children and youth ages 5-18 with various opportunities to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities and to experience achievement, leadership, friendship and recognition.

 

 

* Education Outreach *

Reaching out to school officials, educators and  counselors through mailings, in-service  presentations, briefings and state-wide training Opportunities 

*Youth Newsletter*  

Youth Newsletters-Published monthly on state website.  Providing information announcements, available programs and resources to military kids throughout the State.

* Month of the Military Child *

Some events we hold to thank and honor our Young Heroes include the Battle Lab Tour and Celebration of Military Children at the YMCA.

*Youth Camps*

Annual week-long summer Youth Camp by the beach for NG youth ages 9 and up.  We also team up with Operation:  Military Kids to provide quality weekend retreats and family camps throughout the State.

*Youth Briefings*

Provide youth briefings at Yellow Ribbon Programs, FRG Meetings, unit events and Conferences.  We brief available youth resources, have activities and distribute material.

*Resources & Referral*

We are advocates for military children and are here to educate families and promote the various programs (ie, childcare, extracurricular grants) that the child/family may be eligible for.

 

New Jersey National Guard Child & Youth Program Coordinators

Phone: 609-324-7060

Amanda Balas
amanda.m.balas.ctr@mail.mil

Nicole Morgan-Lewis
nicole.l.morgan-lewis.ctr@mail.mil