Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Corine Lombardo, New York Army National Guard
Jennifer Conte (right) a 4-H volunteer, helps Joey Schwartz, 8, create a paper helicopter during an aerospace science lab as part of the N.Y. National Guard Family and Youth Training Workshop, April 16, 2011. The N.Y. National Guard Youth program provides support and skills training in leadership, mentoring and resource coordination that reflect the unique needs of military children. The program provides safe activities and a place to meet, talk and have fun with other military children while addressing deployment issues, such as separation anxiety, increased responsibility and reintegration when a loved one returns home.