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Liberty and Skyler Trystad helped at a fundraiser that the National Guard did in Brookings South Dakota. In two days 505 bags of ice were transported to venders weighing a total of 10,100 pounds. Ice was  transported  in a wagon. Both worked from 7:39 AM -7:30 PM both days. 

South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary

 

Children & Youth

2017-2018

Children & Youth Program Action Plan

Teresa Huntimer, Department and Northwest Division Chairman

  107 East 4th Street

      Dell Rapids, South Dakota 57022

    Phone – 605-351-8470

    E- mail: thuntimer@gmail.com

It is an honor to be our State and Northwest Division Chairman. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. So, let’s get started.

What is this Program, and why do we have it?

    The Children & Youth Program emphasizes protecting, caring for and supporting children and youth, particularly those of veterans’ and military families.

What can you do?

 1. Support Children and Youth in your community.

·      Star Spangled Kids – This is an ALA program to educate children and youth on the history of the United States from the aspect of patriotism, Americanism and the U.S. Constitution.

·      Youth Hero Awards/Good Deed Awards: This is the way ALA can recognize youth in our community who demonstrates good citizenship, either through a brave physical act or a good deed.

·      Josh dogs: An American Legion Family alliance, GI Josh is a plush dog and accompanying story book used to help ease separation fears for military children.

·      April is The American Legion’s Children and Youth Month

2. Support military children and youth

    * Kids of Deployed are Heroes 2: This is a recognized program for military children who experience extended separation from their military parent or parents.

      * GI Josh: An American Legion’s Family alliance, GI Josh is a plush dog and accompanying story book used to help ease separation fears for military children.

      *  Purple Up! for Military Kids day (April 15).

3. Support veteran’s children and youth.

    * Some of our homeless veterans also have children living on the street with them.

    * Purchase the book: Klinger, a Story of Honor and Hope -Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors(TAPS) is affiliated with the American Legion Family – www.taps.org

 

More of what your unit can do is found in the National Programs Action Plan at  www.alaforveterns.org under Children & Youth pages 33-42, if you do not have Internet access please call me and I will help you receive the information.

Children & Youth Awards Deadlines and Submission Requirements:

1)   Please follow instructions as you fill out the National Report and Awards Cover Sheet found in the awards section of the Programs Action Plan.

2)   Provide details/examples about the activity as outlined in the award’s materials and guidelines section.

3)   Submit as indicated in the Supplement to Programs Action

 

National Report and Awards Cover Sheets, deadlines, and Children & Youth committee contact information may be found on the Children & Youth committee page on the national website, www.ALAforVeterans.org

A.         Unit Award: Most Outstanding Unit Children & Youth Program

       Deadline: June 1,2018

       Send to national division chairman postmarked or emailed by 5 p.m. EST on the deadline listed above.

 

B.      Department Award: Best Department Children & Youth Program

     Deadline: June 1,2018

      Send to national division chairman postmarked or emailed by 5 p.m. EST on the deadline listed above.

Mid-Year - Reports

 Narrative reports are due from unit chairman to their district president by November 15th;  from District President to the Department  Children and Youth Chairman: Teresa Huntimer by December 1st .My report for the state by December 15th,and my Northwest Division report to the National Chairman January 5th.

 

Year-End-Reports

Narrative reports are due from unit chairman to their district president by April 15th from District President to Department Children and Youth Chairman: Teresa Huntimer by May 1st .and my Northwest Division report to the National Chairman by May 15th.

 

My Children & Youth Project this year is the GI Josh dog. Please contact me for ordering GI Josh dogs. I have a code and form to use for a discount. Please continue to use the Red, Blue, and Clear Bears to collect Donations for Child Welfare Foundation.