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
 
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.
 
Meet the Coordinator

Cierra A. Hall
Lead Child and Youth Coordinator
Virginia National Guard Family Programs
Dynamic System Technology, Inc. - Contractor     
O: 804-236-7866
C: 434-294-5788
 


 
 

Youth Program News

Virginia National Guard Youth enjoy a day-long, outdoor camp Aug. 21, 2021, at the Jamestown 4-H Center in Jamestown, Virginia. “Camp on the Move!” was a series of single-day events hosted at 4-H centers throughout the summer in Virginia Beach, Wakefield, Appomattox, Roanoke, and Jamestown and focused on building connections and resilience among Virginia National Guard youth.
Virginia Guard Youth Program wraps up summer with both in-person, virtual events
Aug. 25, 2021
The Virginia National Guard Youth Program had a busy and fulfilling summer with National Guard youth at a series of single day, camp-style events as well as a virtual, week-long summer camp, according to Cierra Hall, lead child and youth coordinator for the Virginia National Guard.

Virginia National Guard Youth Program
VNG Youth Program hosts summer activities
May 19, 2021
RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program is offering several opportunities for Virginia National Guard youth to participate in activities this summer.

Virginia National Guard Youth Program
Youth Program salutes children with personalized certificates, proclamations
March 17, 2021
RICHMOND, Va. – April is the Month of the Military Child, a special month to recognize and pay tribute to military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and for their commitment, courage, and unconditional support of our Armed Forces. To show how much they are appreciated, the National Guard Youth Program is saluting the children of Soldiers and Airmen with personalized certificates and proclamations. Service members who would like to their child to receive a personalized certificate and Month of the Military Child Proclamation should sign up at https://2021momccerts.splashthat.com 

Campers sit and get ready to watch a live stream session during the Virginia National Guard Youth Program’s Virtual Summer Camp July 29, 2020. Fifty-three campers and 11 National Guard teens participated in the week-long, online experience.
VNG Youth Program hosts first Virtual Summer Camp
Aug. 17, 2020
The Virginia National Guard Youth Program launched its first Virtual Camp July 27-31, 2020. Fifty-three campers and 11 National Guard teens participated in the week long, online experience. Prior to camp, campers and teens received Camp Boxes in the mail containing a t-shirt, water bottle, and a variety of camp packets for the various online sessions they were to engage in throughout the week.

VNG honors youngest members during Month of the Military Child
May 5, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. — April was Month of the Military Child, a month set aside to recognize the support, courage, and sacrifice military children give through their involuntary service within our military family. The Virginia National Guard Youth Program honored National Guard Children in several different ways in April. Throughout the…

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