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National Guard

School Outreach


K-12 Military Kids Toolkit

A free online curriculum for school counselors to lead a military kids club for military-connected students. The curriculum is broken down for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12th grade students.

Educators Guide

Toolkit Flyer

Free online tutoring for Service members and their families - for all ages and education levels.

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

Offers free training for youth professionals that work with military-connected youth.

United Heroes League

Committed to serving military kids through free sports equipment, grants for sports fees, camps and game tickets.

Project Backpacks

Minnesota Veterans Family Support offers a free backpack for military-connected youth during deployment.

Our Military Kids

Offers a one-time, monetary grant, up to $250 for

National Guard and Reserve children ages 5 to 18 to support extracurricular activities during a loved one's deployment.

Military Kids Connect

Military Kids Connect is an online community for military children (ages 6-17) that provides access to age appropriate resources to support the unique psychological challenges of military life.

Scholarships for Military Children

Scholarships for children of active duty, reserve/guard or retired military Service Members.

Book List

List of age-appropriate books surrounding military life and culture

Book List

Youth Programs Social Media

To stay updated on the latest events and resources available "Like" MN National Guard Youth Programs Facebook page.

Contact Information:

Laura Groeneweg

Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator


Mel Johnson

Child and Youth Program Coordinator