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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Children and Youth

Deborah Myles
jewelrygranny@yahoo.com
217-251-8909 (c)
217-382-3074 (h)

What is the Children and Youth program? Well it is a lot but especially our children of military families. The program is described as emphasizing protecting, caring for and supporting children and youth, particularly those of veterans’ and military families.
There are many programs you can participate in that supports our Children & Youth programs. Here are a few of the many there is.

Youth hero and Good Deed Awards
Star Spangled Kids
American Legion Oratorical Contest
Kids of Deployed Are Heroes 2 program
Christmas Gifts
Special Olympics

Support our children and youth with Holiday parties, Easter egg hunts, Child safety, Suicide prevention and assist homeless veterans children.

Of course this is just a few of the many ways we can support our children and youth. Also be sure to involve your juniors as they are the future of our organization. Have them talk to military kids in their schools and ask them for ideas to improve what we do for these kids.

Resources from National

Log into the National website to access these items
  • Youth Hero / Good Deed Award
  • Military Child's Table Setting Ceremony
  • Youth Hero Award News Release Template

Department Resources