The mission of Army National Guard (ARNG) Child & Youth Program (CYP) is to promote and sustain the quality of life and resilience of Army National Guard dependent children and youth by providing secure, timely, flexible, high-quality support services and enrichment programs.


Education: Provide developmentally-appropriate life skills education to National Guard youth 


Access: Provide information on access to Federal and State benefits that support National Guard children and Families, including: counseling, education, child care, and other resources needed to foster a healthy, stable and secure family environment 
Opportunity: Create partnerships for opportunities to participate in programs, events, and activities geared toward the behavioral and physical health and welfare of children and youth that are available across the spectrum of Government, community, and private sector 
Communication: Build a sense of belonging to the Army National Guard Community by creating secure opportunities to network with other youth, parents/legal guardians, and ARNG CYS Coordinators in one’s community, state, and across the nation 
Resilience: Infuse resiliency and leadership skills and techniques into all Army National Guard child and youth programming 
Outreach: Build and sustain contact with parents/legal guardians, and children of the National Guard in order to create awareness of available support services and programs, while being mindful of age, location, military and civilian mindsets.


State Teen Panel (STP): The STP serves as the voice of all Missouri National Guard youth and teens. STP members assist with planning and selecting a variety of opportunities that are offered to and available for Missouri National Guard youth and teens.

Child and Youth Program Volunteer: Assist Missouri National Guard Child and Youth Program Coordinators in the facilitation of youth and teen activities and trainings as well as ensure youth program policies are enforced.

Animals and Me Program: Participates will learn how their strength, character and resiliency compares to two amazing animals; the elephant and lion.

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Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator, 573-638-9500 Ext. 37729
Child and Youth Program Coordinator, 573-638-9500 Ext.  37739


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