Located in Panama City, Florida, the Rutherford
High School S2S is keeping the promise
for military children. The founder, Alex Sheen,
of "because I said I would", was their guest speaker. Click here to find out more about his cause!
Fountain Ft. Carson Pictures from their Incoming Freshman Night and Park Cleanup
The 2015 National Training Seminar is a globally-recognized,
premier training event for anyone interested in serving
and supporting military-connected children.
See more at: www.MilitaryChild.org/NTS
Junior Student 2 StudentÂ®(JS2Sâ„¢) Alumni Furthers Professional Development with MCEC Programs
If you ever wondered about MCEC programs, just ask 21 year-old JS2S alumni, Tanny Ogungby. As a child, Tanny participated in the Junior Student 2 Student program at Palo Alto Middle School in Killeen, Texas. As an adult and employee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Tanny continues to expand her knowledge of military and veteran-connected kids through MCEC professional development programs.
Tanny grew up as a military child with both her mother and stepfather serving in the Army. Attending almost 15 schools by the 5th grade, Tanny was well aware of what it felt like to be the new kid. When she arrived at Palo Alto, she was so grateful to the students in the JS2S program for making her feel welcome, she knew she wanted to join. Her biggest takeaway from JS2S was being able to be a friend to a stranger.
â€œAt the Boys and Girls Club there are so many military kids and I want to learn how to better support them. Being a military kid and truly understanding how to cater to one, is completely different. I cater to middle school students who go through some of the most drastic changes. I want to help them understand what theyâ€™re going through and prepare them for the future,â€ said Tanny Ogungby, who participated in the Supporting Military Children through School Transitions professional development course. MCEC is glad to be a part of the lives of motivated individuals at all ages!
Thank You Ms. Delanie!
We greatly appreciate Ms. Delanieâ€™s long-term
service and dedication to the S2S program. Unfortunately,
it is time for us to say farewell. She has been a strong
supporter of our student programs and a great trainer. We love you and will miss you!
Greetings! We are excited to present the two newest additions to our team! Gloria Mainz
Gloria began as an MCEC volunteer and is now a Project Specialist
with Student Programs. Gloria has relocated from New York and
is still adjusting to the Texas heat. Gloria has a passion for
children, education, and enjoys working in the non-profit sector.
Paula Baker Paula's involvement with MCEC began in 1998. Recently,
she has joined Student Programs as a Trainer. Paula
and her husband live in Mount Juliet, Tennessee
and have three daughters, three grandchildren,
and a spoiled Scottish terrier.
Video Submission Watch the "Purple Up - We Represent"
video submission from Lackland High School in San Antonio, TX.
Can you keep up? Located in Temecula, California, the
Temecula Valley High School proudly presents their Step Team.
Do not miss this! Do you have a video you would like to submit?
Post it on Facebook or send the link toGloria.Mainz@MilitaryChild.org
Month of the Military Child Event Congratulations to Ft. Walton Beach, FL who
received $400 from Wal-Mart for preparing kids for deployment.
On May 2, 2015 they teamed up with Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, FL
to work the KUDOS program where they allowed children
go through a mock deployment. Children were also able to
get their faces painted in camo! Your dedication and effort is very much appreciated!