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June 10, 2011

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88th RSC offering CYS Services

The 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services program is ready to provide support to school-age youth from Army Reserve Families.

Prince Amartey, 88th RSC Community Outreach specialist, and Carin White, 88th RSC School Support specialist, serve Army Reserve Family youth in a 19-state area. Amartey and White are located at Fort McCoy, the 88th RSC’s headquarters. The CYS Services mission is to support readiness and quality of life by reducing the conflict between military mission requirements and parental responsibilities, Amartey said.

Amartey and White are busy meeting with school district staff to explain the programs and services that help support Army Reserve youth, both in Families stationed in the 88th RSC’s coverage area and those who may have a parent deployed.

The program can help Families find quality child care, help educate Soldiers and Family members about available child and youth programs, build relationships with community organizations to increase support for Army Reserve Families and provide youth development opportunities.

Several Army Reserve Enrichment Camps are scheduled in the summer months for youth ages 7-14. Camps that begin in June are available at locations in the states of New York, Washington, and Virginia.

Camps held in July are scheduled at North Carolina, Georgia, California, Texas and Saipan.

Army Reserve Family youth can attend these camps at no cost for activities. The only cost is for transportation to and from the sites.

For more information and age guidelines, visit the website www.arfp.org/arec. In the 88th RSC region, for more information about the Army Reserve camps or the CYS Services program, call Amartey at 608-388-0446 or White at 608-388-9363.

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