Military kids are now getting a helping hand in getting outdoors. The Outdoor Alliance for Kids has just joined Blue Star Families, Sierra Club, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Children & Nature Network to co-host a series of Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors (COMCO) events across the nation throughout the month of April.
This April, the partners will join forces to connect military children with the outdoors, dubbing April the Month of the Military Child. “It’s a way to help us celebrate our nation’s youngest heroes,” says the Sierra Club’s Jared Robinson. “Together, we will honor their sacrifice as we explore and enjoy the lands they and their parents served to protect.”
For the second year in a row, the organizations are banding together to honor the Month of the Military Child by demonstrating support for connecting military kids and families with the outdoors. COMCO events will empower military children to safely experience the natural world right in their own backyards.
Interesting groups and agencies wishing to become involved are invited to join the COMCO initiative by hosting an events, getting involved with one of the scheduled events, or supporting the promotion of military kids throughout April.
The events support the Children & Nature Network’s Let’s GO (GET OUTSIDE) initiative. “On behalf of the military children and family members expected to attend these events, we’re hoping to get as many people joining in on this effort as possible,” says Robinson.
Info: Jared.Robinson@sierraclub.org, 202-548-6590.