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Outreach to Military Kids

The Idaho Outreach to Military Kids (OMK) programs meet needs of Idaho National Guard youth by offering activities that provide support, express gratitude and develop life skills. 

OMK also educates the public about the effects multiple deployments have on children. 

More than 6,000 youths with a military connection live in Idaho, attending schools and living in neighborhoods without easy access to military installations. 

These young people need community support while they adjust to their parents’ departures, absences and returns. The cycles of deployment affect youths in their everyday life, driving a need for community education and participation.


State 4-H Military Liaisons lead OMK State Teams in partnerships with the National Guard, Army Reserve, the Military Child Education Coalition, Boys and Girls Club of America, the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies and the American Legion.

OMK Objectives

Building community capacity to create local support networks, raising community awareness and implementing educational programs.

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Julia Villagomez

4-H Military Partnership Program Coordinator

Caldwell Complex, Suite J


Julia coordinates to provide programs through the military youth partnership statewide for the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development. Full Profile

4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206

Mailing Address:
UI Extension 4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637


Web: 4-H Youth Development

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