Month of the Military Child

September 2020 — Overcoming Challenges: Adapting Today for a Stronger Tomorrow

Month of the Military Child is observed each September to recognize and honor military children for their contributions and sacrifices to supporting Soldiers and the Army mission. The observance reiterates the Army’s commitment to Soldier and Family readiness and resilience. The September 2020 observance has the theme, “Overcoming Challenges: Adapting Today for a Stronger Tomorrow.” Army Child and Youth Services also observes its 40th anniversary on September 16, 2020.

CYS Turns 40

Child and Youth Services celebrates its 40th birthday on September 16, 2020 with the theme “Journey to Excellence.” And what a journey it’s been!

Operation Megaphone

Operation Megaphone, an event led by Army CYS Youth Program will connect teens from all Army CYS Youth Centers worldwide for one 24-hour period, from 25-26 September 2020. 

Young Lives, Big Stories

The Young Lives, BIG Stories contest gives Army youth the chance to tell their story about what it means to be a military kid. This annual contest runs each year during April, the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). For more information and to enter this year’s Young Lives, BIG Stories contest.