Rhode Island Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is a shared initiative of the US Army Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services and funded by the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. The program is delivered in collaboration with The University of Rhode Island's College of the Environment and Life Sciences' Cooperative Extension 4-H Program.
The mission of OMK is to deliver educational, recreational, and social opportunities to military kids impacted by the deployment of their loved ones. We partner with the Rhode Island National Guard Child and Youth Program, NAVSTA Newport Child and Youth Program and community Partners statewide to bring resilience-building programming to Rhode Island's military kids in their own hometowns. Read all about us in our new Program Brochure. We are also deep in planning for our SIXTH annual FAMILY CAMP, scheduled to be held here at the University of Rhode Island's Kingston Campus. Check out the brochure HERE. You can also learn all about the camp at the URI 4H page, see the link below.
We offer workshops, camps, Yellow Ribbon programming, field trips and more to military kids of all branches and components. All of our activities are meant to give military kids opportunities to meet each other, try new things, and build skills that help them cope with the stresses of military life.
We are always looking for more partner community organizations and would love your input on our planning team.
For more information about RI OMK, please contact the Rhode Island State Program Coordinator Pamela Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or the State 4-H Military Liaison Kristina Horan email@example.com.
Also, check out our Facebook Page, our YouTube Page, and our new URI 4-H website!