Child and Youth Programs



Promote and sustain the quality of life and resiliency of National Guard children and youth by providing resources, programming and support services.

Responsibilities and Services

  • State Youth Council: The council consists of teenage children, ages 13-17, of Michigan Army and Air members. These youth are the voice of all military kids in Michigan.
  • Youth Leadership Camps: The week-long summer camps are specifically for Air and Army National Guard kids between the ages of 9-12 years old. “Trailblazers” learn key leadership skills and have a chance to build relationships with other military kids.
  • Deployment Support

Contact Information and Locations

Angela Harkins
Lead State Child and Youth Coordinator
Office: 517-481-9894
Cell: 517-977-8312

Nate Hanselman
Child and Youth Program Coordinator
Office: 517-481-9890
Cell: 517-582-9280


Our Military Kids
Child Care Aware
Military Parenting
Youth Leadership Camp Facebook Page
Child and Youth Programs Facebook Page
State Youth Council Facebook Page