Celebrating the Month of the Military Child – and supporting military families throughout the year – at LEARN D.C. 

April is the Month of the Military Child, and this year’s theme – “Taking Care of Our Military Children” – focuses on a variety of programs and supports available to help military-connected youth and their families thrive.

There are currently more than 1.6 million military children, according to the Department of Defense. Military families move every two to three years on average, impacting scholars whenever they have to change schools and establish a new support network. 

Located in Washington D.C.’s Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), LEARN D.C.’s faculty and staff understand the unique needs of children of military families who experience multiple relocations during their school-age years. 

Among the supports available at LEARN D.C. for scholars in military families:  

  • Anchored 4 Life is a peer-to-peer club to connect youth while building transition and resiliency skills. Each year, LEARN D.C. broadens its Anchor 4 Life crew, aiming to reach more students. Through Anchored 4 Life, LEARN D.C. students partnered with Horton Kids of D.C. this year to create and distribute essential family kits, exemplifying a commitment to holistic positive development and community well-being. 
  • Military Family Life Counselor: Military-affiliated scholars have access to a Military Family Life Counselor, aiding their transition to and from other schools. 
  • Access to Base Resources and Enrichment Opportunities: LEARN D.C. provides scholars with access to many base resources, specialized educational programs, and smaller class sizes. Students also benefit from diverse perspectives due to the military community, enhanced security measures, and opportunities for extracurricular activities supported by the military infrastructure. In January, LEARN scholars visited the U.S. Coast Guard Lawrence Lawson Ship as it was passing through D.C. 

This year, Month of the Military Child activities at LEARN D.C. will include: … 

  • Door Decorating Contest: Students will be encouraged to identify their heroes and take part in a door decorating contest highlighting the different military branches. 
  • Awards Ceremony: LEARN D.C. will host a ceremony honoring the school’s military-connected families for their resilience and bravery. 
  • Spirit Week 
  • Carnival 
  • Writing and Art Contests 



LEARN D.C. believes in fostering strong community ties, which is why both military and non-military families are welcome. Please join us in celebrating the Month of the Military Child and all scholars at LEARN D.C.! 


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