Child and Youth Lead Coordinator

Michelle K.T. Nieves  

Office : (808) 672-1439 Cell: (808) 271-4167

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To foster great leaders of the future through enrichment activities that develop their resiliency, self-esteem and personal growth due to the unique set of challenges of military life.


It is the Hawaii National Guard's objective to support the social, emotional, and academic needs of the National Guard child and youth.  To enhance the quality of life for National Guard members, their Families, and the communities in which they live through a robust network of trained volunteers allied with active and reserve components, government agencies, employers, veterans & volunteer service organizations, and private businesses.

Join the CYP database by completing the below file and sending it to Michelle K.T. Nieves at

This database will allow you to receive up to date information about the program and will allow you to sign up quickly for CYP events. Please note that this information will not be shared with any 3rd party.
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Click on files below to access printable activities/ links/ resources and more!

Children and Teen Resiliency Training with CYP
Parents, checkout these great lessons for your children and teens to help them BOUNCE back when facing a difficult challenge, especially during these current time of COVID.
CYP is here to help assist you and hope that these easy to read and informative lesson will help you and your children be more resilient.  Please feel free to contact your Child and Youth Coordinator at 808-672-1439 or  via email at 
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Keiki In the Kitchen Cookbook!
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Scholarship Information for
High School Students
Informational link to assist veterans and their families with scholarship assistance

Thinking about going to a Mainland College? Check out the opportunities that are available through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (W.U.E) program. 

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Scholarship Option for Military Youth


These scholarships all award anywhere from $1,000.00 - $4,000.00! The application process is also pretty straightforward.

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Volunteers are always needed for various events associated with CYP. If you would like to have a positive impact in a child's' life sign up today to be a CYP volunteer. The benefits are worth it!
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 AGR and IDT Childcare Services

The provision of 24/7 care supports families’ child care needs 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is more than simply the provision of child care after hours. Nontraditional care primarily serves military personnel who work nontraditional hours – such as shift workers or watchstanders – so they can balance the competing demands of family life and military readiness. Installations are required to offer an extended care program to meet the needs of military members working nontraditional hours. The extended care program may be offered through a 24/7 CDH subsidy program or in a dedicated 24/7 Center. 

Kids Cove 24/7 combines the strengths of both in-home care and traditional center-based care. Facilities are home-like and at the same time provide more than one professional to supervise children and more opportunities for child socialization in large groups similar to center-based care. These homes are available in fleet-concentrated areas and are DoD certified.

Address: 322 Center Dr. Bldg 204

JBPHH, HI 96818

Does your child need assistance with homework, test or preparing to take the ACT/SAT/PSAT?
Check out the free resources that are offered at TUTOR.COM/MILITARY
Click on the military PDF to learn how to sign up for FREE!
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Click on the PDF to see the benefits of the program.
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Our Military Kids Deployment Grant 

The Extracurricular Activities Grant provided by Operation Military Kids is a $300.00 grant for children 5-18. This grant is only offered to children whose parents are currently deployed overseas with the National Guard or Stateside.

  Please click on the appropriate application for more information.

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Army Fee Assistance

Army Child Care Fee Assistance was created to provide authorized Reserve and Active Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care when on-base child care is not available or a viable option for the service member and their family. The programs available through Child Care Aware® of America provide subsidies for eligible military dependents enrolled in quality commercial child care programs throughout the United States. Child Care Aware® of America authorizes subsidy amounts based on Total Family Income (TFI) for those eligible Army families, and supplies monthly payments directly to the prospective child care provider. The Army Fee Assistance Subsidy is the difference between what the Sponsor would pay for on-post child care and the community-based child care provider’s rate, up to a provider rate cap of $1500 per child per month. The Army Sponsor is responsible for the on-post child care parent fee and any amount over the provider rate cap of $1500.

Click in link below for more information and to apply online.

 Hawaii National Guard Teen Council Charter

Attention Service Members!

Sign up your Teen Up Now!

Applications are now being accepted

for the HING Teen Council Charter.


To provide a forum for military teens, ages 13-17, to discuss ideas and offer suggestions that will positively impact the Hawaii National Guard (HING) Child and Youth Program.  The HING Teen Council's role is to assist the State Youth Director and act as a collective voice for the children and youth of the HING.


The HING Teen Council is dedicated to developing leadership skills and enhancing life for military children and youth of Hawaii. 

Click on the following links for more information and application packet

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