Teens and Single Soldiers Work Through the Issues
January 27, 2009
- Once a year, the youth and single Servicemembers of USAG Benelux have the opportunity to voice their opinions.
- Top issues for teens: school lunches, limited recreation facilities around ChiAfA..vres and the limited number school electives.
- Single Soldier concerns: offering the GI Bill for Servicemembers who re-enlist and deployments for dual-military Families with children.
ChiAfA..vres, Belgium-The Army Family Action Plan is a program that allows members of the ChiAfA..vres community to express concerns they have or to share ideas to improve the quality of life for Servicemembers, civilian employees and their Families.
Once a year, the youth and single Servicemembers of USAG Benelux have the opportunity to voice their opinions.
On Jan. 16, teens gathered at SHAPE to discuss topics like school lunches, limited recreation facilities around SHAPE/ChiAfA..vres, the limited number school electives offered at the high school and more.
"I helped think of problems around the community that could help better the adults and kids," said Xavier Reynolds a 13-year-old who participated in the workgroup.
"I recommend anybody that wants to change the community to come be a part of this because they can help make the community better," he added.
On Jan. 23, single Servicemembers worked through issues regarding the GI Bill for Servicemembers who re-enlist and deployments for dual-military Families with children.
Designated delegates from each group will present their issues and recommendations to the garrison command on Feb. 18 at Bldg. 30 on Caserne Daumerie. Issues will also be presented from a community workgroup that met in October and a community workgroup scheduled to meet Feb. 17 at SHAPE.
If you have an issue that you want discussed by the workgroup, email firstname.lastname@example.org.