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 email@example.com
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.
Missoula Children's Theater will partner with Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services for the seventh time this summer. From June 24-29, children will have the chance to audition for, rehearse, and perform in a production of "Pinocchio.”
The production is open to rising first-graders through age 18. Auditions will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 24 at the Logan School-Age Center Gym, 3509 Ellerthorpe Road in the Logan Heights housing area. Registration for auditions begins at 11:30 a.m.
The cast will rehearse June 24 through 29, and the show will take place at 3 p.m. June 29 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy East Auditorium at 11291 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. Admission to the show costs $1 per person. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free.
Within each MCT cast, girls and boys are equal; the disabled become able; the shy experiment with bravery; the slow are rehearsed to perfection; and the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson they learn is that all of them are necessary for the show to go on. Few arenas exist where responsibility is taught and learned so clearly. MCT provides a unique opportunity to learn the lessons of group dynamics while excelling as an individual a lesson from art that carries into life.
To learn more, call 497-0687.
The El Paso Independent School District will offer pre-registration for all new military families arriving at Fort Bliss. Schools participating in the program will conduct early registration will be conducted from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Thursday, August 8 on their respective campuses. Participating schools are:
The early registration program is only for military families new to EPISD. Families with students currently enrolled in EPISD must use the standard registration process, regardless of military status.
Required documents include the student's birth certificate; current immunization records; proof of residency (a utility bill or lease agreement); special education documents, if applicable; valid identification of the parent/guardian enrolling the student; Social Security card; and proof of income for those wishing to participate in the National Nutrition Program.
For more information on the early registration program, call the School Liaison Office at (915) 569-5064.
Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services will participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Program June 10 through August 23. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
The Summer Food Service Program will also be implemented during Vaction Bible School from July 15-19. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 449 Pershing Road on West Fort Bliss.
In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-0410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The YouthPlex will host Middle School and Teen Program summer day camps June 10-August 23. Camp subjects cover everything from sewing, graphic design and scrapbooking to fine arts, nature days and sports camps. View the schedule online at blissmwr.com/mst. Camps run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each weekday at the YouthPlex, 195 Chaffee Road on West Fort Bliss. Fees are based on total family income. Advance registration is required and is currently under way. View the schedule here. For more information, call 568-5437.
Don't spend another summer at home, glued to the television and bored out of your mind ... spend the summer at the Milam Youth Activity Center instead, and dont' miss a ton of fun summer day camps just for military youth ages 11-18 in sixth-12th grades!
Registration is open now for weekly summer day camps, which include Amanda's Adventure Camp, Water World, Independence Camp and the Hunger Games. With fun options like these, the odds are ever in your favor.
Camps run from 8 a.m. to noon each weekday at the Milam Youth Activity Center, 10960 Haan Road on East Fort Bliss. Fees are based on total family income. Advance registration is required and is currently under way. View the schedule here. For more information, call 744-2449.