Military families experience frequent relocations. The transition to a new community and school can be challenging. Youth may be uncomfortable meeting new peers and may be unaware of opportunities to become involved with their new school or community. The Youth Sponsorship Program provides you access to positive peer groups and social activities helping Navy children feel connected at their new duty station.
The Navy Youth Sponsorship Program envisions a collaboration between today’s youth, mentors and educators in which a community is developed to assist today’s military child with the challenges associated with the military lifestyle, through outreach support prior to transition and continuous support upon the child’s integration to the new location.
The Youth Sponsorship Program consists of three major components:
Outreach: Identifying incoming youth and providing them with information and social opportunities prior to arrival.
Newcomer Orientation: Providing information and materials on programs and services available on the installation and in the surrounding community.
Peer to Pier: Connecting Navy youth currently attached to the installation with incoming youth.
Navy Youth Sponsorship (CNIC - Headquarters)
Connect with your local Youth Sponsorship Program and local Youth Programs! Youth Sponsorship Navy-Wide:
NSA Annapolis Youth Sponsorship Club (video) - The NSA Annapolis Youth Sponsorship Club in cooperation with the NSA Annapolis School Liaison, Billy the Kid Youth Center and Family Support Center created a video that answers the most important questions about being a new kid to the Annapolis Area Complex. For more information about the NSA Annapolis Youth Sponsorship Club please contact the Billy the Kid Youth Center at 410-293-4997.
NSA Bahrain Teen Center
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NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
NAS Whidbey Island Youth Center, WA
FA Yokosuka, Japan
NWS Charleston, SC
Central Union School District Transition Center (NAS Lemoore, CA)
Lemoore High School S2S (NAS Lemoore, CA)
China Lake - Castle X Youth Center
NAF Atsugi, Japan Youth Sports
GTMO Teen Center