At CCA, we equip students with the proper resources to help them succeed. The Purple Star Program provides military-connected students and families with educational, social, and emotional assistance to ensure success.
There are 1.2 million students in U.S. schools with a parent or caretaker deployed for active duty within the U.S. military. As a Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) Guard Friendly School, CCA is honored to support the men and women and the families serving in our nation’s Armed Forces. Military-connected children are those whose parents or caretakers are service members on active duty, and in the National Guard and Reserves. In addition to the everyday struggles, students might face the unique hardships of being a military-connected child, which can take a toll on their mental health and education. We at CCA want to supply military-connected families with resources and assistance to combat those trials.
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) is a nationwide partnership designed to assist families with some of the challenges faced by children of military families.
The Reserve Organization of America Standing Together for America’s Reservists (ROA STARS) Foundation provides resources and assistance for military-connected families.
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) provides training and resources for military-connected parents.
SchoolQuest provides military families support to assist with the challenge of changing schools.
Military OneSource connects military families with numerous resources to assist with their needs.
Student Training and Education in Public Service (STEPS) provides support and information about the most common challenges faced by military-connected students.
The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State identified some of the most relevant, useful, and accessible resources across multiple topics, such as military culture, deployments, parental injury, student grief, and reintegration.
The Reserve Organization of America Standing Together for America’s Reservists (ROA STARS) Foundation provides resources and assistance for military-connected students.
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) provides peer-to-peer mentoring, leadership programs, and other resources for military-connected students.
Penn State University’s Toolkit to Support Military-Connected Students
Penn State University’s Learning Module Topics