Thousands of Minnesotans serve our country in the military and in turn, thousands of military families and children are impacted by their service. Resources are available to assist Minnesota educators serve and support children in their classrooms and learn more about how students may be affected by the military service of a parent or family member.
We hope that every educator will take the time to familiarize themselves with this information regarding the effects of deployment and reintegration on children.
Minnesota National Guard Youth Programs Peer Support Initiative Curriculum
The curriculum is a set of six (6) lessons that school counselors can implement in a small group setting to help children of military families learn to deal with stress, coping, communication, changing family roles, and fostering resilience. To request the curriculum, visit the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon website Military Kids Toolkit web page. Follow the links and a member from Youth programs will contact you with more information.
Back-to-School Leadership Conference
FinnFest Education Forum
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) present the 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference, August 5-6. Bring your team! NOTE: The Back-to-School Leadership Conference has been designed to be compatible with the agenda for the FinnFest Education Forum scheduled on August 6-7. At FinnFest, participants are invited to join the discussion with education experts from Finland and the U.S. and create an action plan to address the needs of the next generation. Register for 2014 Leadership Conference.