Military Childrens Collaborative Group
Over the years, the media has been very interested in how military families have coped with the longest conflict in our history. Today’s children connected to the military face many different challenges than in past years. Children born since 2001 have never know what life is like without war.
Because our military service is now voluntary, most service members planned on making a career in the military. That meant the service member would marry, having children while they were serving their military obligation. Most military connected kids experience living on a military base installation and/or living in a local community. Living on a military installation is very different than living in a civilian community. You are surrounded by others experiencing the same challenges you do. Living in a local community don’t have the support a military base offers. Communities want to support those serving the military, but do not know how to support military children and families.
We began engaging military children, encouraging them to speak out, sharing their experiences so others can better understand. These children would share their personal stories at our event gatherings, and enjoyed speaking, offering encouragement and support to other military kids. The experiences they shared helped raise awareness so that others could understand what it’s like living a military life. This also helped provide peer support to other military connected children.
If you are a media outlet and would like to interview us or receive more information about MCCG and what we do, you can contact us directly or use our contact form. Our Media One Sheet can be downloaded for your reference. We are always happy to give interviews and provide information about our efforts to help improve the lives of military connected children.
We have included Press releases from our early stages of advocating, collaborating with other nonprofits, working with other organizations on specific projects, to recent releases announcing our efforts and initiatives.