Operation Hero

  • Deployments and frequent family moves can make it challenging for children to focus on their classes and make friends. Often, those students who struggle typically enjoy school, but outside circumstances create a temporary hurdle that they need help overcoming.
  • When an elementary-age child (age 6-12) from a military family begins to show a decline in school performance, teachers, parents, or school officials can refer him or her to the Operation Hero program. Operation Hero then intervenes and helps children get back on track in school, both academically and socially. The semester-long program provides after-school tutoring and mentoring assistance, in addition to facilitating a positive environment and encouraging responsible behavior.
  • The Operation Hero program lasts 10 weeks, during which time students meet with their instructors once  a week for two-hour sessions. With an eight-to-one student-instructor ratio, participants are sure to get the individual attention they need. Additionally, all of the instructors are experienced, which helps ensure that the students’ needs are identified and met.

Be Involved with Fort Leonard Wood, MO ASYMCA

The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.

Click the links to learn more about how you can be involved: