Outreach to Military Kids
The Idaho Outreach to Military Youth (OMY) programs meet needs of Idaho National Guard youth by offering activities that provide support, express gratitude and develop life skills.
OMY 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 OMY State Teams in partnerships with the National Guard, Army Reserve, Airmen and Family Readiness Program, Child and Youth Program Idaho National Guard, DOD Idaho Starbase Program and the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. The OMY Program is funded through state and federal grants.
Building community capacity to create local support networks, raising community awareness and implementing educational programs.
Please like and follow Idaho's OMY program on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/4HOMYIdaho.