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MESSAGE FROM YOUR STATE YOUTH COUNCIL
Scholarships for Military
State Youth Council usually has
By the end of the event, most
members of all ages in attendance . kids will have bonded with new
friends that they will
stay in touch for
years to come .
“Lets Connect”. Most Kids
today wouldn't choose to spend
their weekend in a hotel at a
Yellow Ribbon event. They
would rather be with their
friends . What many kids
don't know is that Yellow
Ribbon Events are a great
way to make new friends!
Yellow Ribbon events typically begin with icebreakers
and games to get to know
everyone, but that can only
happen if kids are willing to
attend and participate The
Georgia National Guard
We are EXCITED!!!!!!
Our Youth Programs are ever expanding, our community partnerships are growing
stronger and our youth leadership has never been better. Put them all together and
you have Georgia National Guard’s greatest youth program ever!
We are determined to pull out all the stops in connecting our youth to resources
and each other.
Please continue to take advantage of the opportunity to build on these connections
by utilizing “Go Guard Journal” to take advantage of resources that can make those
Remember “Kids Serve Too!”
Kara B. Coleman, Child & Youth Services Director
We want all military
kids to know that it’s
that make a difference
we can support each
other through friendship lets be here for
State Youth Council
L.O.L...laugh out loud
For each issue of the GO
GUARD Journal we will have a
section dedicated to laughing.
It is up to you, as readers, to
keep this section going. You
can submit your own personal
jokes at each yellow ribbon
event or submit them at
Cereal Pleasure to Meet You!
How many eggs does it take to make a stink
For each issue four jokes will
be selected and published into
the next issue of the GO
What is full of holes but can still hold water?
Manage your Money
To all our military
youth, thank you for
your sacrifice. “Kids
Right now, where do you keep
your money? Is it hidden in the
bottom of your drawer ? Or
scattered throughout your
room. Where ever it is learning
where to keep your money is a
good start to managing it .
Keeping your money in the
bank can be a really good start
because it’s safe and makes it
easier to keep track of it . If
you don't have a bank account
yet, here are some tips
Ask your parents about their bank. Most likely your parents already have a relationship with a bank. Ask them to talk to their
bank about savings accounts for kids.
Do some research with your parents. At your age when you put
your money in the bank it most likely will be a savings account .
You and your parents should see what banks offer in terms of
interest rates , minimum balances and the number of withdrawals
you can make.
Think about location and hours. You will want to choose a bank
whose hours work for you and your parents.
Talk to your parents about banking. Choosing a bank is a great
start to managing money. Talk to them about ways to making extra money and tips on how you should spend and save.
For more information visit the website Military Youth on the Move
kickoff weekend where we set
many goals for the State Youth
Council to accomplish. Our first
major goal is to assist in every way
possible with the Christmas Assistance Program Toy Drive. Other
goals set by members include increasing the number of youth in
attendance at Yellow Ribbon events
and consistently updating the
The Georgia National Guard State Council blog and other social medias. Make sure to keep an eye out
Youth Council is back and
for Georgia National Guard State
stronger than ever with many
Youth Council members to be acnew members and officers! As
tively involved in your community!
the newly elected President, I
have high hopes that this Council Rock on!!
will be the most influential group
GANG SYC President
of youth yet! We had a great
It was hard when my dad deployed, but I
learned to cope in many ways. The
biggest way of coping was staying active.
I was involved in the student band at
church, participated in 4H events and
swam on the swim team. Doing fun activities for me was a stress reliever and
when I got back from them I was energized to go back to my daily life.
Having a parent deployed is hard but
staying active is very important .
Being a part of military’s youth has been
a wonderful life changing experience. I
don't believe I would be who I am now if
I hadn't gone through deployment or
the absence of a parent . My Mother is a
Captain in the GA National Guard and
even though she has been deployed
once, that one deployment made ME,
who I am today.
Having a sibling to support me really
helped me to cope with my mom not
I am now a “newby” to the GA National
Guard Youth Council and I am thrilled to
hear other peoples stories on how their
life as a military child has affected them!
Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship
Jack Kent Cooke
Child & Youth Services Director
Georgia National Guard
Family Program Office
CNGC 1000 Halsey Avenue, BLDG 447
Marietta, GA 30060
“It takes a village” is one of my favorite quotes. It means that
we need each other. Together we can meet each other’s needs.
Our youth program connects youth throughout our Guard family so that they can support each other. Peer Support is an important ingredient to resiliency. We are super excited about
Youth Programs this year as we will develop more partnerships
within and outside of our Guard family that will provide the
growth our Guard Children need.
CAP PROGRAM 12/13
7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens Workshop Series 1/14
“JUMP START YOUR FUTURE”
COLLEGE/CAREER WORKSHOP 4/14
Please check out our website for information on upcoming events!
http://www.georgiaguardfamilyprogram.org Youth Link