The purpose of the Military Young Adult Café (MY-AC) is to capture stories, amplify your voice and help others! As a young adult, age 18 - 26 who grew-up in a military family affiliated with any branch of service, you know what you experienced from Kindergarten through high school. You may now be exploring your college and career options or moving ahead with careers and life We want to hear your stories! What was it like for you, transitioning from middle school to junior high, high school and beyond?
Your personal stories offer peer-to-peer support to youth and young adults with disabilities growing up in the military. Imagine, what would you like to tell your younger self?
Your stories can be used in other organizations, those that support military families and those supporting youth and young adults with disabilities. Personal stories are powerful, and your stories will make an impact.
With your permission and inclusion...
We will amplify your voice with interviews, written stories and videos.
We will publish your stories, videos and interviews on the Branch website.
We will share with the Parent Center network.
We will connect with military and family readiness organizations.
Parent Centers are organizations that give free information and help to individuals with disabilities and families. There’s a network of nearly 100 Parent Centers, with at least one in every state and some in our US Territories. Your story will help Parent Center staff to better understand and support military connected families and their loved ones.
The Branch is part of the Parent Center Network. We give Parent Center staff information about children, youth, and young adults in military-connected families. “Military-connected” means any branch of active-duty service, reserves and National Guard, and veterans.”