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  • 2021 Call for the Arts: “The View from My Home”

    2021 Call for the Arts: “The View from My Home”

    For 19 years, military-connected students in grades k-12 have submitted their artistic reflections of life as a military kid. CFA is open to all military-connected children and offers an opportunity to express their creative side through poetry, photos, and hand-drawn, colored artwork.

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  • Registration Open

    Registration Open

    You won’t want to miss the 2021 National Training Seminar: Embracing the Future for #Milkids. Join this free three-day virtual event for a unique opportunity to engage with senior military, government, education, and thought leaders. The first 500 registrants will receive a FREE #NTS2021 Purple Out Day t-shirt, thanks to the Defense Credit Union Council.

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  • School Success Starts with SchoolQuest™

    School Success Starts with SchoolQuest™

    SchoolQuest™ is a free interactive tool that was specially designed to support highly mobile military families and students.

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  • Military Kids Now Survey Summary Report

    Military Kids Now Survey Summary Report

    This report summarizes the initial analysis of the survey results, highlighting trends, challenges, and areas where support is most needed. The depth and richness of the survey results will doubtless lead to further analysis to gain an even better understanding of the needs and challenges of military-connected students, their parents, and the professionals who support them.

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  • Navigating Change | COVID-19 Supportive Events and Resources

    Navigating Change | COVID-19 Supportive Events and Resources

    We know this is an especially difficult time for our military families and children. Although resiliency and inner strength are qualities we admire in military families, during these uncertain times, MCEC is here with additional support.

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  • Purple Star School Program

    Purple Star School Program

    MCEC is the national advocate for Purple Star Schools, a program that supports military-connected children as they relocate to new schools due to a parent’s change in duty station.

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Press Releases

MILKID ANNOUNCED AS HOST OF PODCAST FOR MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD Posted: March 30, 2021

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — The Military Child Education Coalition® announced today a military-connected high school senior from North Carolina has been named host of the nonprofit’s weekly podcast series throughout April in recognition of the Month of the Military Child.

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MILITARY-CONNECTED STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR MCEC STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AT UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY Posted: March 15, 2021

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — The Military Child Education Coalition® today announced ten students from across the U.S. and Europe have been selected to attend the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program at the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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@MilitaryChild · May 7

There are not enough words to show the level of appreciation #MCEC has for every #militaryspouse. On this #MilitarySpouseAppreciationDay and EVERYDAY, #thankyou for all you do for the #military, your #children, and your local #community. #MilitaryAppreciationMonth #Friday t.co/rQW702YmVA

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