Child and Youth Lead Coordinator

Michelle K.T. Nieves  

Office : (808) 672-1439

  Cell:  (808) 631-4959

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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.


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Scholarship Options for Military Youth





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

Volunteers are always needed for various events associated with CYS. If you would like to have a positive impact in a child's' life sign up today to be a CYS volunteer. The benefits are worth it!
Volunteer Application.pdf Volunteer Application.pdf
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DD 2793 Volunteer Form.pdf DD 2793 Volunteer Form.pdf
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 AGR and IDT Childcare Services


 Please see attached application for Kids Cove Services. All applicants must have a registration forms completed and the additional age-appropriate forms as well. This is listed as (SAC- School Age Child), Infant Profile, Pre-Toddler Profile and Pre-School Profile. If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Sala Caballero at

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Infant Profile.doc Infant Profile.doc
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Preschool Profile.doc Preschool Profile.doc
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Pretoddler Profile.doc Pretoddler Profile.doc
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provided by the DOD to assist with locating a qualified Child Care Provider in your Neighborhood during Drill.

Pet care and Elderly Care also available.



Our Military Kids Deployment Grant 

The Extracurricular Activities Grant provided by Operation Military Kids is a $250.00 grant for children 5-18. This grant is only offered to children whose parents are currently deployed overseas with the National Guard or Reserves.  Please click on the appropriate application for more information.

Air Guard OMK Grant.pdf Air Guard OMK Grant.pdf
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Army Guard OMK Grant.pdf Army Guard OMK Grant.pdf
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Army Fee Assistance

This new grant program is replacing the NACCRRA Grant Starting OCT 1 2014. AFA is an initiative that assists eligible Army Families in reducing the cost of off-post child care when on post options are not available. Active Army National Guard is eligible for this grant that will assist with full and part time child care and before and after school programs.

Please click on the PDF file to the right for more information and the downloadable application.

Army Fee Assistance Program.pdf Army Fee Assistance Program.pdf
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                                                Give Army Parents a Break Grant

For you, your spouse or designated Guardian to be eligible for the "Give Army Parents a Break" program, you need to be a geographically dispersed Army Recruiter, ROTC Cadet Cadre (trainer), Drill Sergeant or a deployed Army National Guard or deployed Army Reserve soldier. Participants who are geographically dispersed Army Recruiters, ROTC Cadet Cadre Wounded Warrior (WW) assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) or Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) or Drill Sergeants are eligible for up to 8 hours of child care every month for each child through age 12.

Participants deployed and in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve are eligible for up to 16 hours of child care every month for each child through age 12 during the deployment cycle, including 30 days prior to deployment and 90 days after returning.  The Soldiers orders must state "Overseas Contingency Operations" in order to qualify for "Give Army Parents a Break" child care.

The parent or guardian needs to select a family child care provider or child care center that is enrolled in the "Give Army Parents a Break" program on NACCRRA's website. The provider selected by the parent or guardian is paid directly by NACCRRA for child care hours used during the month.

Give Army Parents a Break Flyer.pdf Give Army Parents a Break Flyer.pdf
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Give Army Parents a Break Grant.pdf Give Army Parents a Break Grant.pdf
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 Hawaii National Guard Teen Council Charter

Attention Service Members!

Sign up your Teen 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

Combined Application for Teen Council.pdf Combined Application for Teen Council.pdf
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Parent Permisson DA Form 5671.pdf Parent Permisson DA Form 5671.pdf
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Active Duty Child and Youth School Services

Sites and Information 

 CYSS Air Guard Application

Looking for a place where your Air Guard Teen can enjoy their free time and make new friends?  Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hawaii Teen Center is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America and 4H and offers many opportunities for your Teen to be in an area where like minds share a common interest.  Various extracurricular activities are offered to teens and pre-teens.  Click on the link to access the application for the Teen Center and their many activities.

CYSS Air Guard Application.pdf CYSS Air Guard Application.pdf
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Child and Youth School Services

Army Child Application
6 weeks to Grade 5 and
Teen Application Grade 6 to Grade 12

EDGE the acronym for Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel is an interactive and high energy program that is a great way to get your active child into some very rewarding activities. EDGE is an out-of-school opportunities for 6-18 year old children and youth.  Various classes are offered on Schofield, please visit for class schedules. Click on the link for the age appropriated application.