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9th MSC - Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS)

"Saipan Go Green" School Break Enrichment Program event provided a variety of renewable energy sources and sustainability learning experiences for twenty-one Army Reserve children at the USAR Center in Saipan.  These activities were designed to instill awareness on island sustainability and encouraged participants to develop ways that support sustainability and recycle of resources.

CYSS specialists discussed Saipan resources and sustainability and the importance of conserving natural resources and growing food. CYSS specialists introduced the concept of hydroponics, growing vegetables without soil, explained how the military provided fresh produce for its troops in remote areas during WW II and helped participants build a hydroponic system to take home.

The children harvested hydrogels, a type of polymer that absorbs water, and learned how to utilize it in farm land to prevent soil erosion and decrease irrigation. They also extracted ethanol, a biofuel, through the process of yeast and sugar fermentation and learned of its uses in our economy and military. Evaluation showed positive feedback from the children and a need for more events of this nature.

Fort Family Outreach and Outreach Support Specialist Assists Army Reserve Soldier with Financial Resources to Pay Rent and Utilities

A TPU Chief Warrant Officer from the 99th Regional Support Command contacted Fort Family seeking financial assistance.  The Chief stated that he had been impacted by the Army Reserve Pay issue. Fort Family provided a variety of financial resources. The Chief contacted the resources and stated that not only did he receive assistance from them, but they were able to connect him with additional organizations as well. The Chief reports that he was able to get his rent and utilities paid and thanked Fort Family for their assistance and for following up with him.

Coraopolis Army Strong Community Center (ASCC) Provides Assistance

ASCC Coraopolis received an email from a Service member (SM) requesting assistance. The Family Member (FM) is not a legal resident and does not have a Social Security Card. The SM is currently working with a lawyer to correct the situation, but in the meantime, they are paying out of pocket for all doctor visits because the FM is not enrolled in DEERS. The ASCC contacted the DEERS Operator to get clarification and to see if there was any way the FM could be added to the SM’s DEERS record and enrolled in TRICARE without a Social Security Card. The DEERS Operator contacted the project office and was notified that the FM can be added with a temporary identification number until the Social Security Card is issued. The ASCC informed the SM and also provided a list of documentation that is needed to add the FM to DEERS. ASCC received an email from the SM stating his gratitude and thankfulness for assisting his Family.

9th MSC - Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS)

The 9th MSC hosted a Weekend Youth Enrichment Program entitled “Tell Me a Story” at the USAR Center in Saipan. CYSS Specialists organized the event that was developed by MCEC (Military Child Education Coalition). The mission of the MCEC program “Tell Me a Story” (TMAS) is to empower Military Children by using literature and their own stories.  TMAS provides opportunities to open up discussion on difficult topics such as deployment, separation and moving. Children and Youth in attendance did a group reading of “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn and went into discussions about the book and its similarities to their own experiences.  Attendees then engaged in crafting their own puppets of Chester the Raccoon and they made a Kissing Hand card to give to one of their parents. Children in attendance said they enjoyed the hands-on activities and energizer games, and asked CYSS to please return again to Saipan to conduct more Child and Youth events.