Operation Military Kids

The primary component of the 4-H Military Project is Operation Military Kids (OMK) which connects children ages 5-18 with educational, recreational and social activities before, during and after the deployment of a parent. The project provides direct assistance to military children and families and educates the broader community on the effects of deployment on children to ensure that all Massachusetts military youth are safe, healthy, and supported.

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Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

August 1, 2006

Partner(s): 

Hanscom Air Force Base
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
Maureen Serrecchia
Massachusetts National Guard and Army Reserve - Family and Youth Programs
14 Minuteman Lane
Wellesley, MA 02481
United States
Cheryl Kirkwood
Westover Air Reserve Base
100 Walker Ave
Chicopee, MA 01022
United States
Erin Creighton
Otis Air National Guard Base
58 Reilly St
Buzzards Bay, MA 02542
United States
Jennifer Cesaitis
Barnes Air Guard Base
175 Falcon Dr
Westfield, MA 01085
United States
Sue Hamlett
New England Farm Workers' Council
1628 Main St 2nd fl
Springfield, MA 01103
United States
John Bynoe III
MA Dept of Elem and Secondary Educatio
75 Pleasant St
Malden, MA 02148
United States
Bill Parks
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
28 West Silver St
Westfield, MA 01086
United States
Ruth Provost
Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod
Box 895
Mashpee, MA 02649
United States
Julie Frederick
Hanscom Air Force Base
66 SVS/SVYY
20 Schilling Circle
Hanscom, MA 01731
United States

Program Director: 

Gretchen May

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Gretchen May

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture/UMass Extension

Assessment Mechanism: 

No