NCNG Operation Kids on Guard Foundation
Approved by Board of Directors: August 2009
SECU Foundation provided Operation Kids on Guard Foundation with a Sport Utility Vehicle and trailer for its “Kids on Guard (KOG)” Family Readiness Program. The program utilizes the vehicle and trailer to travel to North Carolina National Guard armories and training sites to provide educational outlets for the children of its Army and Air Guard members, helping to address fears and concerns many children have about their parent’s service.
Designed for military children ages 5-18, the goal of KOG is to reduce feelings of fear and isolation many Guard children experience during their parent’s deployment by allowing them to interact with other Guard children that are dealing with the same stressors. During these events, volunteer Soldiers and Airmen teach children about basic drill and ceremony, military occupations and military training.