Work with School Liaison, SKIESunlimited, Youth Centers, and community organizations to provide educational and extracurricular activities for youth. Provide resource materials to assist parents/youth in understanding transition polices and provide Sponsorship for incoming and outgoing youth. Provide information on Secondary Education Opportunities, e.g. Scholarships and Career Counseling. Provide information on leadership opportunities such as Youth Action Council, Installation Volunteer Program, Post Teen Council, and Speak Out for Military Kids.
Getting ready for another move and want to find out about your new community? Why not let one of our youth sponsors help you.
Fort Bliss youth sponsors can answer questions about your new school, academic requirements, what to do, where to go, what to wear, find activities and clubs that interest you, and many other things.
Just fill out the Youth Sponsorship Form (PDF) and we'll match you up with another student with similar interests and hobbies.
The Military Child Education Coalition has created a unique initiative called the Student 2 Student (S2S) program. The program uses 3 modules, Academics, Relationships, and Finding the Way, all designed towards making high school students feel welcome and accepted.
El Paso was chosen as a pilot installation to receive Junior Student 2 Student (JS2S). In Oct 07, middle schools in Canutillo, El Paso, Socorro, and Ysletta ISDs received transition training similar to that received by high schools.
El Paso ISD
Want to get involved, find events in the community that interest you? Check out the FMWR and CYSS pages. You can also visit them on Facebook at Bliss-CYSS
The mission of Child, Youth and School Services is to provide affordable, high-quality age-appropriate recreational and learning programs that incorporate character building concepts through activities and social interaction for all children. Click below for upcoming and ongoing events and activities.
This list is not inclusive of the thousands of available scholarships; however it does give you a good starting point and includes many scholarships available to children of military members and retirees. Deadlines and requirements vary so be sure to thoroughly examine the criteria for each scholarship.
Operation Military Kids (OMK) is the U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment and transition.
Speak Out for Military Kids trains military and non-military kids to advocate for military connected youth and to raise community awareness of issues faced by geographically dispersed military youth.
To find out more about the program or to join email firstname.lastname@example.org
A well designed plan will help ease transitions for incoming and outgoing students. Below you will find helpful information and tools to make your school move as smooth as possible.
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing. –Maria Mitchell
Interactive student activities in Language Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Math, Foreign Languages, Technology, and Literacy.
This group is actively involved in the planning and development of activities offered at YS, organizes events, sponsors community outreach, etc... Members will receive valuable community service hours as well as learn leadership skills.
The below sites are provided as a tool to help transition school age children who require special education services.
Volunteering at your local school can be a rewarding experience for you and the students. Anyone who enjoys working with children or in an academic environment will benefit from sharing their time and talents.
Some volunteer activities include:
Contact your local school for specific volunteer opportunities.
Join CYSS for the Worldwide Operation Megaphone Lockin! Starting Friday, April 25 at 10 p.m. the YouthPlex is hosting a night full of fun.
The fun begins at Adventure Zone and ends at Oasis Lanes with a bunch of fun inbetween.
The lock-in is open to sixth-12th graders and costs $20 per student. All participants will get $10 off when they bring 4 or more canned goods to donate to the food drive. The lockin is limited to the first 200 registered youth. A permission slip is required.
The YouthPlex is located at 195 Chaffee Road on West Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 568-5437.