Virginia National Guard Youth Program

The mission of Army National Guard (ARNG) Child & Youth Services (CYS) 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.

These are achieved through youth development events, education, outreach, and community partnerships. In addition to this, the CYS assists in the transitions through deployment and reintegration.

Army National Guard Child and Youth Services Website

The national website for the Child and Youth Services program contains information and resources about National Guard Youth Programs across the country. Go the link below and scroll to the bottom of the homepage to enter your email address to receive updates from our national program.
https://arngcys.com/
 

 

What is VANG CYS?
Virginia National Guard Child and Youth Services program (VANG CYS) provides services in the following areas:
·        Yellow Ribbon Support
·        Events and Camps
·        State Teen Panel
·        Youth Resources and Information
·        Volunteer Network

Check out this short video that describes the Youth Program: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIpej8JHgNY


Key Links & Resources
Social Media | Follow us for continual updates!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VANGYouthPro
Instagram: @VANGYouthPro
 
Parent Resources Flyer

Virtual Learning Resource Guide:
This comprehensive product details resources and support available to you and your family, from free trainings for parents and details on how to contact your local Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist.
 
VANG Youth Program Facebook Resource Group: This Facebook group is a great way to stay connected and learn about resources and information pertaining to you and your family.

Youth Program News

Children of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen enjoy a variety of activities at the 18th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 26, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The camp is scheduled to run from July 23-28 and features educational activities, team building exercises, displays from National Guard units and local first responders, a flag retirement ceremony, an afternoon at the beach and trips to the Virginia Aquarium and Nauticus. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)
60 campers enjoy 18th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp
Aug. 30, 2023
Children of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen enjoyed a variety of activities at the 18th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 23-28, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The camp featured educational activities, team building exercises, displays from National Guard units and local first responders, a flag retirement ceremony, an afternoon at the beach and trips to the Virginia Aquarium and Nauticus.

Members of the Virginia National Guard State Teen Panel come together for their fifth meeting of the season and to celebrate Month of the Military Child April 15, 2023, at an outdoor adventure park in Williamsburg, Virginia. STP members act as the voice of all National Guard teens and youth throughout the state of Virginia and members gain valuable training in resilience, leadership, communication, and group facilitation.
Virginia National Guard Teen Panel celebrates Month of the Military Child
April 28, 2023
Members of the Virginia National Guard State Teen Panel came together for their fifth meeting of the season and to celebrate Month of the Military Child April 15, 2023, at an outdoor adventure park in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Members of the Virginia National Guard State Teen Panel prepare for a busy 2023. The STP provides Virginia Guard teens valuable training in resilience, leadership, communication, and group facilitation.
Virginia National Guard Youth Program gears up for busy 2023
Feb. 7, 2023
The new year has kicked off for the Virginia National Guard Youth Program with a number of activities as they prepare for this summer’s Youth Camp.

Children of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen enjoy a variety of activities at the 17th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 27, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The six-day camp ran from July 24-29 and featured educational activities, team building exercises, displays from National Guard units and local first responders, a flag retirement ceremony, an afternoon at the beach and trips to the Virginia Aquarium and Nauticus. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)
Campers enjoy 17th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp
Aug. 24, 2022
More than 55 children of Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen enjoyed the 17th annual Virginia National Guard Youth Camp July 24-29, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

Virginia National Guard Family Programs presents awards and certificates of appreciation to their volunteers during the State Volunteer Recognition Workshop and Youth Symposium Aug. 14, 2022, in Newport News, Virginia. During the ceremony, the National Guard Bureau Family Programs Region 3 Volunteer of the Year award was presented to April Fisher, a volunteer with the Suffolk-based Bravo Troop, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
VNG Family Programs volunteers recognized during ceremony
Aug. 22, 2022
Virginia National Guard Family Programs presented awards and certificates of appreciation to their volunteers during the State Volunteer Recognition Workshop and Youth Symposium Aug. 14, 2022, in Newport News, Virginia. 

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