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Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program

The Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program was established by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) in 2006 to identify exemplary young people through their participation in the MCEC Student 2 Student (S2S) program.

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Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp Scholarship

The scholarship provides military-connected children the opportunity to have an extraordinary week-long experience at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, that brings together the worlds of service, science, and learning

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Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Awards

This MCEC annual award encourages and applauds the outstanding partnerships that exist between military installations and school districts.

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Parent to Parent

The MCEC Parent to Parent program empowers parents to be their child’s strongest advocate on educational and social issues through MCEC Parent Workshops. More than 170,000 parents have attended these workshops since the program’s beginning in 2006.

In the MCEC Parent Workshops, trainers share practical ideas, proven techniques, and solid resources to support military-connected families.

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Student 2 Student and Junior Student 2 Student and Elementary Student 2 Student

The MCEC Student 2 Student (S2S) program trains civilian and military-connected high school students to establish and sustain peer-based programs in their schools to support mobile children as they transition to and from the school.

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MCEC Military Student Transition Consultants (MSTC)

Services Provided
Answers to your K-12 education questions
Referrals for on post services and resources
Educate district stakeholders on issues
surrounding pre-deployments,
deployments and transitions
Assist with transitions
Assist with children with special needs

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The Call for the Arts

Visual arts & writing allow us a glimpse into the world of military children – as seen through their eyes. The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) believes that artistic expression is a pure, sincere and candid method children use to communicate pride in their parents, celebrate their military-connected lives, acknowledge their grief or worry, and so much more.

Since the MCEC began the “Call for the Arts” in 2002, thousands of military children – from all over the world, from every service, of all ages – have mailed us their drawings, their poems, and their interpretations of what it means to be a military child. The MCEC takes advantage of every opportunity to display the artistic skill of these unique, resilient children.

Submissions must include the Official Submission Form and be postmarked by the last Friday in January, every year.

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Tell Me A Story (TMAS)

The MCEC Tell Me A Story (TMAS) program empowers military-connected children by using literature and children’s own stories in a way that fosters skills for resilience, strong peer and parent connections, a sense of pride and accomplishment, and a caring community. The MCEC believes that stories have the capacity to open family discussions on potentially difficult topics, such as family separation, deployment, moving, grief, and crisis.

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