Programs

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ProCamps Military Scholarships

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In the summer of 2013, ProCamps Worldwide and the Armed Forces Foundation teamed up to provide military children the opportunity to attend sports camps run by their favorite professional athletes.

Children of military families were able to attend the camp free of charge and refine their skills by learning from the best, including Kevin Durant, Miguel Cabrera and Patrick Willis.

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Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

In September, the AFF entered into a partnership with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST). The AFF supports the WWAST through our Southwest Airlines flight voucher program. The partnership has allowed the team to travel to 13 games across the country, inspiring service members and veterans to live happy, healthy and active lives, regardless of any physical or emotional challenges facing them.

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PTSD Education and Advocacy

Operation Caring Classroom

OCC Smiling ChildStarted in 2006, Operation Caring Classroom (OCC) is a nationwide education initiative the week of Veterans Day designed to bridge the gap of understanding and inclusion between military and civilian communities. Built upon the tenants of education and volunteerism, OCC helps teach communities not only the value of their own military community, but also of their value to each other and their neighbors.
In 2012, over 50,000 students in 105 schools showed their support by building strength chains, coloring pictures, and writing letters of support. Children extended support and hope to their peers, especially those facing the hardships of parental deployments, frequent moves, and loss of a loved one.

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School Counselor Program

Counselor with ChildrenAs part of our Help Save Our Troops campaign and in partnership with Infinite Hero Foundation, the AFF is currently funding an additional school counselor position in Fairfax County Public Schools to support the needs of 1,200 military-impacted students and their families at Fort Belvoir. A main goal of this program is to identify the needs and interventions appropriate to support students with a parent or family member impacted by PTSD.
Apart from the lack of child-centered mental health care, the behavioral and psychological issues that form in these children often go unnoticed by their parents. Often this is because children may only exhibit warning signs at school or because their parents are grappling with their own mental and/or physical health issues.In 2013, the AFF received the third grant to continue the program. The AFF is seeking to expand the program and continue to support the personal, social and academic needs of students whose parents are impacted by war.

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Financial Assistance

C.W. Bill Young Financial Assistance Fund
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The largest program administered by the Armed Forces Foundation, the C.W. Bill Young Financial Assistance Fund, named after Congressman Bill Young, provides direct financial assistance to service members and their families facing financial hardship through injury and other service related situations.

With the ability to provide money to service members and their families from all branches of service, the Foundation makes a valued impact on the lives of those who serve the United States.

This program helps families cover expenses such as utility bills, rent/mortgage payments for civilian housing, childcare, and car insurance.

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