The 2013-14 Georgia Military Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) was formed and initially met from Friday, 21 June to Monday, 24 June 2013 at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Georgia. This year's MYAC is composed of 14 high school age active duty, national guard and reserve dependents from all branches of the military.
The objective of this youth council is to engage youth in opportunities to build skills in self-responsibility by interacting with military members, elected officials and community serving agencies. Council members will identify issues facing today’s military youth and find answers through decision making and dialogue with each other, state and military leaders and adult civilians and military members. Finally, youth will identify solutions through an action planning process to share information in innovative ways with other teens, youth and families throughout Georgia.
The MYAC is the voice of Georgia military youth, addressing their issues and working to improve the lives of our military youth.
The council met with Georgia Department of Education officials to present recommendations on ways to better support our state’s military youth. Among the programs the council will address this year are: 1) creating an information packet on programs and support for military youth to be given to school counselors and/or included in school handbooks; 2) increasing awareness and events for the Month of the Military Child and Purple Up Day in April each year; 3) finding ways to better identify military youth in the schools; and 4) engaging local school officials and legislators on military youth issues. MYAC appreciates your support in their endeavors.
For more information about MYAC activities and programs, contact Brian Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.