Family & Spouse Support

  • Preparing to Be a Professional Video Series
    • The Preparing To Be a Professional video series was developed by 4-H agents from the University of Georgia Extension to help teens learn basic professional skills. Each short video provides helpful tips and guidelines and offers a downloadable resource for further reference. View the videos and download the accompanying tip sheets from Military OneSource. Educators can also request a 4-H staff member to teach the lesson for a group if face-to-face instruction is preferred. Military Child and Youth Center can request access to the curriculum by emailing Laura Goss at
  • Elevate: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level
    • The Elevate workshop offers military-connected and veteran couples relationship-building skills and strategies to elevate their relationship. Couples who reside or work in Georgia can attend. Virtual training and face-to-face training (in select counties) across Georgia are available. Participants are asked to participate in 12 hours of guided activities that promote the seven core skills and qualities for relationship success.
    • Website Link
    • Elevate Couples Flyer
  • Articles and Resources on the Military School Liaisons
  • Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
    • This provides for assistance and guidance to school systems and families when military members transfer from one state to another.
    • Provides homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time you need it. FREE for students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science, English and Social Studies.
    • Military parents are now armed with a new resource to use when moving and choosing new schools for their kids – and it’s provided free of charge. enables parents to create customized reports tailored to their children’s specific needs and grade levels. This online program not only aids students and families in adjusting to various academic requirements among schools, but it also helps them to consider other important issues specific to different districts and locations.
  • House Bill 984-Excused Absences
    • Former Governor Sonny Perdue signs bill allowing military youth five days of excused absences to visit parent or guardian during deployment.
  • National Military Family Association
    • Founded in 1969, the National Military Family Association is the leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families. They believe that all military families deserve comprehensive child care, accessible health care, spouse employment options, great schools, caring communities, a secure retirement, and support for widows and widowers.
  • USPS
    • Free USPS Packaging for Family and Friends of Service Members: The United States Postal Service is providing military family members and friends with packaging materials to send packages to service members. Call (800) 610-8734 and select option #1, then #1, then #2 and ask for the “Military Pack.” Eight boxes, tape, packaging materials and labels will be mailed to those who call. They will also provide an ID number to re-order. Allow four to ten days to receive the materials.
  • Military Youth on the Move
    • Part of Military One Source, this site is a one-stop shop for information and advice on moving, social life, school and more.
  • Our Military Kids
    • Provides tangible support to the children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel through grants for sports, fine arts and tutoring that nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away in service to our country.

Staff Training

UGA Extension Training

UGA Extension and Georgia 4-H offer statewide training opportunities for military staff. Professional development includes science, healthy living, staff/best practices, risk management, volunteer management, civic engagement, and more. If the staff plan would like to attend and/or you would like to bring a 4-H professional to your installation to conduct training contact your local 4-H representative.  An example of former trainings are shared below for reference.


Hoke Smith Annex
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Fax: 706-542-4373