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Military Kids Take Over the MCEC Podcast: Brianna – Leadership, Service and Purple Star Initiative

Military Kids Take Over the MCEC Podcast: Brianna – Leadership, Service and Purple Star Initiative

April 15, 2021

Brianna shares her story of being a military student and her passion for helping others feel included as they transition into Bossier Parish and Barksdale AFB.  Brianna's goal is to help the State of Louisiana embrace the Purple Star Initiate to assist all military students. 

Show Notes:

Information on Purple Star School Program here: https://www.militarychild.org/purplestarschools

Lil Warriors Kindness Krewe  https://everywarrior.org/lilwarriors

Kindness Bingo https://www.facebook.com/everywarriornetwork/photos/a.1610557162522331/2616085341969503/?type=3&theater

Giving Tuesday Military https://www.facebook.com/givingtuesdaymilitary/

Inspired Up Foundation  https://www.facebook.com/103105854685111/posts/we-are-thrilled-to-welcome-our-newest-blogger-brianna-cooley-she-is-an-incredibl/173815690947460/

This podcast has been made possible thanks to H-E-B Operation Appreciation.

H-E-B Operation Appreciation is a companywide campaign created to honor the brave men and women of the US Armed Forces — men and women who are H-E-B Partners and customers, friends, and family.

For over 115 years, H-E-B has contributed to worthy causes throughout Texas and Mexico, and they continue to support the community as strongly as ever. For listeners in TX, please visit your nearest H-E-B store.

 

Military Kids Take Over the MCEC Podcast: All Children Are Unique

Military Kids Take Over the MCEC Podcast: All Children Are Unique

April 8, 2021

All of our military kids share unique strengths and challenges despite individual circumstances and regardless of developmental limitations. This week our student producer Tatihana sits down with Zeke, who was born with Down syndrome, to learn more about his journey as a Milkid.

 

This podcast has been made possible thanks to H-E-B Operation Appreciation.

H-E-B Operation Appreciation is a companywide campaign created to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces — men and women who are H-E-B Partners and customers, friends and family.

For over 115 years, H-E-B has contributed to worthy causes throughout Texas and Mexico, and they continue to support the community as strongly as ever. For listeners in TX, please visit your nearest H-E-B store.

You can read more about Zeke’s story in the MCEC On The Move Spring Publication April 2021 on pages 28-30 https://issuu.com/mcecmarcom/docs/otm_04_2021

Military Kids Take Over the MCEC Podcast: Meet Your Host Tatihana

Military Kids Take Over the MCEC Podcast: Meet Your Host Tatihana

April 1, 2021

S2S Alumni Bailey interviews our student host for the MCEC podcast for the Month of the Military Child Tatihana. Hear about their experiences as military kids, share ideas about how to celebrate MOMC and also how they support their parents with PTSD.

Show Notes:

MCEC® is proud to recognize all military-connected children this April during Month of the Military Child. Each year we join our country in celebrating the resiliency of military-connected children for their tremendous service and sacrifice at home in the U.S. and overseas.

MCEC Podcast Series. This year military kids are taking over the weekly podcast. Refer to our social media pages for the latest updates on topics, military-connected kid hosts, and how to download and listen.

Hashtags: Use #FutureHistoryMakers to recognize a child who is making a difference in your community; #MOMC and #MonthoftheMIlitaryChild for discussion throughout the month and #PurpleUp for promotion and celebration of Purple Up Day in your area.

Month of the Military Child Toolkit: Listed below are items available for download and use in your local areas. Included are: the official Month of the Military Child poster, a Purple Up poster for your area where you can print off and identify the date you are celebrating #PurpleUp, templates for stickers, certificates of recognition for military-connected kids, and the 2021 Purple Up t-shirts for adults and youth (available for purchase on the MCEC® Store website.

https://www.militarychild.org/MOMC_Toolkit

As we celebrate our military children, make a great investment in your student by registering with SchoolQuest. This online, free resource keeps all military kids on track for education during pcs moves and transitions. It only takes five minutes, and the impact is immediate. Sign up today at schoolquest.militarychild.org.

This podcast has been made possible thanks to HEB.

 

Extraordinary Military Kid Victoria

Extraordinary Military Kid Victoria

March 25, 2021

Giftedness in art and being creative has helped extraordinary military kid Victoria express her emotions and has served as a source of healing. Now she is using her gift to help other children.

 

Be on the lookout for our MCEC Spring edition of On the Move to read more about Victoria. In the meantime check out these articles about her story: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2020/12/26/tampa-military-families-childrens-art-therapy-exhibit

https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-trending/military-child-art-exhibition/

 

Victoria is helping others through the Courage & Grace Foundation, Inc.

501 (c)3 Impacting Girls, Celebrating & Sharing Stories of Women in Leadership & Performing/Fine/Visual Arts & military Families.

Veteran Owned.

Call for the Arts. This year’s theme is The View from My Window. We encourage military-connected students in grades k-12 to provide their drawings, poetry, and or photography that reflects the amazing cultures they are part of in their corner of the world.

 

MCEC® 2021 Call for the Arts campaign

-open to all military-connected children

-offers an opportunity to express their creative side through poetry, photos, and hand-drawn, colored artwork.

Winners in the following categories (k-5, 6-8 and 9-12) will receive $100 Amazon gift card. We will recognize winners at our virtual National Training Seminar, highlighted on our MCEC social media platforms and included in our annual MCEC calendar for 2022.


Download Submission Requirements and Entry/Release Form Here

This podcast has been made possible thanks to Hanscom Spouses' Club. https://hanscomsc.org/index.html

 

 

 

College Board: Your Questions Answered

College Board: Your Questions Answered

March 18, 2021

David Coleman, CEO of College Board, shares how the organization is evolving to meet the needs of students in our ever changing environment. He speaks candidly about the future of the SAT, AP classes and the importance of innovation to support military students.

 

David Coleman, Chief Executive Officer

David grew up in a family of educators and followed them into the field. He went to public school in New York City before enrolling at Yale University. At Yale, he taught reading to high school students from low-income families and started Branch, an innovative community service program for inner-city students in New Haven, Conn. Based on the success of Branch, David received a Rhodes Scholarship, which he used to study English literature at the University of Oxford and classical educational philosophy at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.

With a team of educators, David founded the Grow Network, an organization committed to making assessment results truly useful for teachers, parents and students. The Grow Network delivered breakthrough-quality reports for parents and teachers as well as individualized learning guides for students. McGraw-Hill acquired the Grow Network in 2005.

In 2007, David left McGraw-Hill and cofounded Student Achievement Partners, a nonprofit that assembles educators and researchers to design actions based on evidence to improve student outcomes. Student Achievement Partners played a leading role in developing the Common Core State Standards in math and literacy. David left Student Achievement Partners in the fall of 2012 to become president of the College Board.

David was named to the 2013 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. He has been recognized as one of Time magazine’s “11 Education Activists for 2011” and was one of the NewSchools Venture Fund Change Agents of the Year for 2012. He is the proud father of two.

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This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support from the Naval Officers' Spouses Club Washington, DC.

 

Food Insecurity Military Family Advisory Network

Food Insecurity Military Family Advisory Network

March 11, 2021

Today we are discussing food insecurity with Dr. Shelley Kimball from the Military Family Advisory Network. This complex challenge can have a lasting consequence especially for our military children. MFAN will highlight how as a bonded community we can support those in need.

militaryfamilyadvisorynetwork.org

 

Show Notes:

MilMap: MilMap.org

Survey: http://milfanet.org/foodsurvey2021

U.S. Military Family Food Insecurity: How the USO is Trying to Help · United Service Organizations

 

Why are many of America's military families going hungry? (nbcnews.com)

 

Food Insecurity Among Service Members and Veterans - Military Families Learning Network

 

Food Insecurity Affects School Children's Academic Performance, Weight Gain, and Social Skills | The Journal of Nutrition | Oxford Academic (oup.com)

Food insecurity and its consequences for children’s development - COVID-19 intensifies the problem (bold.expert)

 

Shelley Kimball, Ph.D.  Senior director of research and program evaluation

Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN)

 

As the research director for the Military Family Advisory Network, Shelley Kimball gathers the real-life experiences of military families to understand where they most need support and making sure they get it. She has presented MFAN’s research to the White House, on Capitol Hill, and at the Pentagon, where it has been used to shape policy affecting military families.

 

Dr. Kimball was awarded the Coast Guard Public Service Commendation for her service writing about military families in 2018. She received the Swivel Shot Award in 2014, an award from the commandant of the Coast Guard, in recognition for outstanding service and leadership. She was also recognized as the 2013 Coast Guard Spouse of the Year in 2013 by Armed Forces Insurance.

 

She teaches qualitative research methods and media law at The George Washington University. Her husband retired from Coast Guard aviation after 28 years of service.

This podcast was made possible thanks to Flow Mazda in Fayetteville.  

Food insecurity is affecting our community including our military families. Help us fill a car of non-perishable food during our Grand Opening Event that will support the YMCA Ft. Bragg Food Pantry. We will be accepting canned donations at our new state-of-the-art facility, at Skibo Rd. now until March 18th

https://www.flowmazdafayetteville.com/mazda-grand-opening-event.htm

 

And don't miss your chance to participate in our hybrid celebration (online and at our location) on March 18th. The Grand Opening Charity Event will be filled with giveaways, virtual tours, and more to celebrate our community. Visit flowmazdafayetteville.com for details.

 

 

Copeify

Copeify

March 4, 2021

We are chatting with CEO Drew Bartkiewicz of Copeify, an organization that promotes physical and mental wellbeing in young people. Copeify's app not only develops character traits, such as trustworthiness and accountability it also reinforces life skills while being 100% profile free.

"We need to help our young adults move from self-repair to self-care".

Show Notes:

Drew Bartkiewicz - CEO & Channel Coach - Service & Kindness

Drew Bartkiewicz is the CEO of Copeify and Chairman of Patriapps, a veteran backed Software Venture Studio based in NYC. In 2016, Goldman Sachs named Drew as a 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and Forbes listed Patriapps (then lettrs) as a Top 25 Veteran Founded business that same year.  Drew has spoken at the World Economic Forum, published two books (Unseen Liability and Poetguese, with author Paulo Coelho), and carries 25 years of experience in developing the human factors of technology, psychology and neuroscience.  He serves on the board of the Line of Site Foundation that delivers partnerships through technology to support human development, public health and diversity.

Drew received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from West Point (’89) and his MBA from Yale University (’94). He is an Army combat veteran of the 82nd Airborne and he received the Bronze Star during the Gulf War in 199. Drew resides in Connecticut and New York City with his wife and three children.

 

https://copeify.com/

 

‎Copeify, Character Comes First on the App Store (apple.com)

 

‎Copeify, Self-Care @Scale on the App Store

‎Copeify is a subscription based app. All content is unlocked once you subscribe at $2.99/month. Dealing with school, health, and the future is tough. Get by with Copeify. Copeify is a subscription based secure app to learn about health and growth topics that interest you, to stay informed and moti…

apps.apple.com

 

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the Spouses' Club of the Fort Sam Houston Area Charitable Organization

 

Honoring the Past, Securing the Future: Amanda Woodyard

Honoring the Past, Securing the Future: Amanda Woodyard

February 25, 2021

In our month-long series dedicated to recognizing and honoring black history month, MCEC is joining our country in highlighting members of our extensive community of leaders under the theme “Honoring the Past and Shaping the Future”. Our guest on this week’s episode is Amanda Woodyard MCEC Director of Community Engagement & Outreach for the National Capital Region.

Check out the Military Parent Advocate Volunteers - National Capital Region Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MCECNationalCapitalRegion

You can learn more about the Military Parent Advocate Volunteers in the National Capital Region by contacting Amanda  at  amanda.woodyard@miltarychild.org

 

THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE FORT LEE AREA SPOUSES' CLUB.

Honoring the Past, Securing the Future: Neal Sanders

Honoring the Past, Securing the Future: Neal Sanders

February 20, 2021

In our month-long series dedicated to recognizing and honoring black history month, MCEC is joining our country in highlighting members of our extensive community of leaders under the theme “Honoring the Past and Shaping the Future”. Our guest on this week’s episode is Neal Sanders Military Family Liaison and DoDEA Project Manager at Pebble Hills High School in Socorro Independent School District.

 

Neal Sanders is the Project Coordinator for the Positive Change at Socorro ISD (PCS) grant which is funded by DoDEA. Neal is a graduate of Austin Peay State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business/Public management. As the PCS Grant Coordinator, he has two major roles. First, he is the Military Liaison for Pebble Hills High School. Additionally, he carries out the duties and responsibilities of the PCS grant. 

 

THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE ASSOCIATION OF FORT BRAGG SPOUSES’ CLUB. 

Honoring the Past, Securing the Future: Retired Admiral Cecil D. Haney

Honoring the Past, Securing the Future: Retired Admiral Cecil D. Haney

February 11, 2021

In our month-long series dedicated to recognizing and honoring black history month, MCEC is joining our country in highlighting members of our extensive community of leaders under the theme “Honoring the Past and Shaping the Future”. Our guest on this week’s episode is MCEC Chairman of the Board, Retired Admiral Cecil D. Haney.

 

Do you want to know more about today’s guest? Check out our website at: https://www.militarychild.org/about/boards-and-advisors/admiral-ret-cecil-d-haney

 

THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE DOVER SPOUSES’ CLUB.

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