ASYMCA program celebrates the achievements of military children

NORFOLK — The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) is a local military non-profit organization that focuses a majority of its efforts toward the development of military children and outreach programs that impact many Hampton Roads service members and their families.

This month’s focus is on the “Operation Hero Program,” which is a 13-week after-school program that targets children ages 6 to 12 who have been identified by school personnel and parents as exhibiting low self esteem, or difficultly adjusting both academically and socially in the school environment.

The ASYMCA works with five local elementary schools and qualified counselors to help children cope with the challenges of military life, provide tools for success in school and to promote a positive self-image, while advancing social and communication skills.

Click here for the complete story and photographs published in the Norfolk Navy Flagship.