Information Papers

Army Child and Youth School Liaison Transition Services

What is it? 
Army Child and Youth School Liaison Transition Services provides a variety of programmatic strategies and resources that the Army has undertaken to help “level the playing field” for transitioning military students, prepare school and installation to respond confidently to the complexities of transitions, and provide Families the assurance that their children’s academic well being is a priority. Above all, it represents the unwavering commitment the Department of Army has made, and continues to make, to ensure transition challenges are minimized. The collaborative efforts of school systems, national, state and local education agencies, public and private sector youth serving organizations, community groups, and Army and DoD personnel is unprecedented and reflects a true and enduring partnership in support of military children.
 
What has the Army done?
Since 1998, an infrastructure has been in place to support school transitions consisting of the following:

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
In conjunction with the Army Family Covenant and the Community Covenant goals, the FY 08 Army Education Summit will address the school transition issues of the most highly impacted deployment sites.

Why is this important to the Army?
A mobile and transforming Army has a responsibility to prepare Families for multiple transitions from one location to another during the course of a Soldier’s career. Providing this kind of support also allows our Soldiers to focus on their mission and be prepared for short-notice calls to duty around the world.

Web sites:
http://www.armymwr.com/portal/family/childandyouth/
http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
http://www.militarychild.org
http://www.militarystudent.org/
http://www.dodea.edu
http://www.militaryimpactedschoolsassociation.org