Military families are often on the move.
As a result, children of service members find themselves settling into new schools and making new friends.
Military Child Education Coalition is making sure they receive support and resources.
Dalena Kanouse, senior director of the National Capital Region, presented information about the organization at a Veterans Council Meeting.
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce hosted the meeting in Manassas on Thursday.
Military Child Education Coalition is a global non-profit that was founded in 1998.
“What drives our organization is our vision that every military connected child thrives in the face of transition, mobilization and family separation,” Kanouse said.
It offers professional development training as well as programs for military children and parents.
“Tell me a story” focuses on literacy and is offered for kids between 4 and 12 years old.
The Student 2 Student program helps children connect with peers as they transition into new schools.
“The first two weeks of any new school is going to be the critical time, because if they can’t make friends, if they can’t acclimate within those first two weeks, it can be hard for them for the rest,” Kanouse said.