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.
 

Youth Program Calendar
Important Dates (More Coming Soon!)

Month of the Military Child All NG Youth! April 2021
Youth Camp 8-12 Year Old NG Youth June 20-25, 2021


Meet the Coordinators
 
Joe Duerksen
Lead Child and Youth Coordinator
Virginia National Guard Family Programs
Dynamic System Technology, Inc. - Contractor     
O: 804-236-7866
C: 434-294-5788
Hannah Brownell
Child and Youth Program Coordinator
Virginia National Guard Family Programs
Dynamic System Technology, Inc. - Contractor
O:804-236-7865
C:434-532-5036


 
 

Youth Program News

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…

Personalized certificates, proclamation available for VNG youth
March 9, 2020
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…

A representative from Germanna Community College talks about college readiness and financial aid during a college readiness event for National Guard and Reserve families Feb. 22, 2020, at the Mason-Ruhren Readiness Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A trio of speakers provided information for youth/teens and parents in the areas of college preparation, financial readiness, and information about applying to military academies.
Virginia Guard Youth Program hosts college readiness workshop
Feb. 25, 2020
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Youth Program hosted a college readiness event for National Guard and Reserve families Feb. 22, 2020, at the Mason-Ruhren Readiness Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A trio of speakers provided information for teens and parents in the areas of college preparation, financial readiness, and…

STARBASE staff provide STEM instruction to VNG Youth Camp, ChalleNGe cadets
Aug. 16, 2019
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — Staff from the Winchester-based STARBASE Academy traveled to Virginia Beach to provide hands-on instruction to more than 60 sons and daughters of Virginia National Guard Airmen and Soldiers at the Virginia National Guard’s 14th Annual Youth Camp July 27 – Aug. 2, 2019, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach.

Contact the Youth Program