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Military Family Appreciation Month

Active duty military has more than 3.14 million family members in the U.S. The month of November is set aside to recognize and appreciate their sacrifice and support.

Military Family Appreciation Month is designated to extend a heartfelt thanks to the families of  2.27 million active duty and selected reserve members of the Armed Forces.

Through deployments, frequent moves and new cultural experiences, there is no doubt that military families face many challenges that sometimes affect children’s experiences with and performance in school. However, these challenges can also serve as opportunities. In fact, many children in military families have found success through K12’s online learning programs.

Those challenges and opportunities presented to military families are recognized worldwide this month, and many global companies are doing what they can to help. Here are a few ideas to exemplify your appreciation:

 Make a card.

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5 great places to find free local events

Buy tickets to local attractions, museums, and sporting events.

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Buy groceries, household supplies or gift cards to nearby stores.

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Throw A Tween Pampering Party

A day of pampering.

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Weekly babysitting or tutoring.

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boy helping mom by painting wall

Assistance with projects around the house.

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Amy's Craft Bucket: Arts and Craft for Kids: Making fire works with a straw and food coloring!!

Basketball games, craft nights or book clubs where service personnel and family members can unwind.

via Amy’s Craft Bucket

Care Package, Military, Deployment

Care packages to soldiers serving away from home, and families at home.

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Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a community manager for K12. She coordinates all K12 student contests and connects with families who pursue online education. She attended George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, with a minor in tourism and events management. Brittany spent her first five years at K12 on the social media team where she aided with content and strategy for multiple channels, and helped construct K12’s user-generated content site, “What’s Your Story?” When she’s not working, Brittany loves spending time with her husband and daughter in North Carolina.

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