Military Family Information
We are committed to partnering with you to ensure our military-connected students maximize their unique potential and in finding innovative ways to support our military families. One support we are proud to offer is a student support program at our elementary schools, where students are grouped in long-term communities for the duration of their elementary school experience. At the middle and high schools, our peer helpers are eager to help families as they transition into a new school environment. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Dr. John Lowry, Federal Programs Coordinator, at (205) 870-4203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Purple Star Program:
Alabama Purple Star School program, established by Legislature with the passage of Act 2021-7, recognizes the efforts of the K-12 schools in the state that are committed and supportive of military students, and their families, as they transition to their new homes and schools. The Purple Star School program was designed to help mitigate the challenges of high mobility by setting standards for and publicly designating military-friendly schools. This award recognizes schools that show a major commitment to military-connected students and families. Click here to learn more information about the Alabama Purple Star program or contact your school eS2S sponsor.
Resources for Military Families
Military Active Duty and Reservist Commitment Scholarship
Army Reserve Family Programs
Armed Services YMCA
Support. Connect. Empower. For Military Families by Military Families
Provides one free sign to welcome your hero home. You only pay for shipping.
Find care and services for your children, adults, pets, and your home
Support for the social and emotional resiliency of military kids
Resources and articles for military families
Educators can build coping skills in their students during and after a military deployment.
Guidebook to support parents and caregivers as they help their children handle deployment.
Housing when you have a service member hospitalized for injury, illness or disease
An organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country
Support for widows/ widowers of service members who died on active duty
Supports service members and their families maintain continuity of care
Nations largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth
Parenting-Raising responsible children
Resource for mental health tools
Includes the Interstate Compact
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)--Resources for military families
Provides free camps for children in military families.
A webpage for military families about available DoD programs
Serves school districts with a high concentration of military children
DoD website for kids impacted by deployment
Free books, DVDs, resources handouts, etc.
Financial assistance for students who are children of former, current or retired military
Northside I. S. D. Comprehensive Guidance Dept.
Connecting Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families with Support
Provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of our service members and wounded warriors.
Support for children and youth impacted by deployment
Resources for Military Families
Grants for the children of National Guard / Military Reserve who are currently deployed
Tool to help with the transition from school to school
Emergency aid and support for military families
Toolkit celebrates families' strength and resilience in next step of their adventure
Child Care Programs for Military Families
Resources to help parents with their children's education
(Includes on line tutoring)
Information and resources for military families
Support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Online tutoring and homework help
Parent records reading a book online via video/tape recorder and it is sent to the child
United Way of San Antonio
Initiative to help U.S. Military personnel and their families transition back into civilian life after service ends.
DVD's and curriculum for military families