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Students Look at their Parents Leaving the Military

When parents make the transition from a military career to civilian life – whether that change is planned or sudden – there are often unique challenges for their children. This is particularly true if service-related injuries are involved.

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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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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 210,000 parents have attended these workshops since the program’s beginning in 2006.

In the MCEC Parent Workshops, parent educators 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)

Moving and adjusting to a new school can be challenging for military students. Military Student Transition Consultants (MSTC) are here to address your questions and concerns. Your MSTC plays a pivotal role in establishing collaboration among school systems, education agencies, public and private youth services, community groups, and installation resources.
Contact your MSTC before, during and after your move to ensure a smooth transition.

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The Call for the Arts

Call for the Arts - 20 Years
Top three entries will win a trip to our National Training Seminar in Washinton, D.C., July 23-25, 2018

The finalists will be featured in our 2018 Spring On the Move® Magazine, 2018 Month of the Military Child poster, or the MCEC 2019 calendar.

Submissions must include the Official Submission Form and be postmarked by December 31, 2017.

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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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