A Great Guide to Child and Youth Services
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May - August • Volume 11 • Number 36 • 2021
From the desk of Sheila R. Curtis
Chief of Child and Youth Services
The strength of a military child is often a source of inspiration to us all. They demonstrate remarkable resilience in the face of transition and are of immense support to their active duty parents. However, the life of a military child has its own unique challenges. Moving to a new city, starting a new school, making new friends, and dealing with the separation of a loved one can be difficult. For adults, keeping the mind and body occupied and exploring new hobbies are concrete ways to deal with the stress of transition and separation. Children are no exception. Get kids involved in sports and/or other activities they enjoy.
Help them make new friends and meet new people by encouraging their involvement in extracurricular activities. Child & Youth Services (CYS) is committed to helping Families through times of transition and separation. We offer many programs and activities to keep your child/youth actively engaged, as well as helping them to gain a positive self-concept, while learning new and exciting things. Whether your child is interested in sports, music, martial arts, or perhaps they simply need a social environment to interact with others their own age, CYS has a program for you.
Teens can take transitions and deployments particularly hard. Fort Hood Youth Centers have many programs to help them through these difficult times. The Youth Sponsorship program links youth who are new to the area up with a sponsor to show them the ropes and introduce them to their new community. Programs such as Smart Girls and Passport to Manhood encourage a positive self-image. Teen Resiliency Workshops teach skills that will be beneficial for a lifetime. Whether your teen is into computers, cooking, athletics, crafts or robotics, the youth centers have activities for everyone.
Make CYS a part of your Family’s transition.
We stand ready to support you and your Family!
Sheila R. Curtis
Chief, Child & Youth Services (CYS)
CYS Inclement Weather Plan
How does inclement weather affect Child and Youth Services openings? Due to the unpredictable nature of Texas weather, we encourage you to become familiar with the CYS Inclement Weather Plan and how it might affect you and child care arrangements.