KidsKansas Operation: Military Kids (OMK) (Adobe Acrobat) is part of National OMK, which is a collaborative effort to support the children and youth of Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve member families.

Kansas OMK works with representatives from 4-H Youth Development, K-State Research and Extension, National Guard, Army Reserve, Boys & Girls Clubs, the American Legion, KS State Dept. of Education, the Kansas Child Care Resource & Referral Agency, and other organizations to meet the needs of military connected youth and their families.

Kansas OMK programs include:

Awareness to Action
Community action campaign to support military families
Speak Out for Military Kids
Interactive theatre and presentations to help kids express their thoughts and experiences
Hero Packs
Recognition backpacks for military youth
Mobile Tech Labs
Bank of portable computers and video equipment
Ready, Set, Go! Training
Brief training helping community groups understand the military culture and deployment issues
Get Involved
Share ideas for involving others in support of local military families