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The mission of North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) Child & Youth Program (CYP) is to promote and sustain the quality of life and resilience of Army National Guard dependent children and youth by providing secure, timely, flexible, high-quality support services and enrichment programs.


Education: Provide developmentally-appropriate life skills education to National Guard youth.


Access: Provide information on access to Federal and State/Territory benefits that support National Guard children and Families, including: counseling, education, tutoring, child care, and other resources needed to foster a healthy, stable and secure family environment. 

Opportunity: Create partnerships for opportunities to participate in programs, events, and activities geared toward the behavioral and physical health and welfare of children and youth that are available across the spectrum of Government, community, and private sector. 

Communication: Build a sense of belonging to the Army National Guard Community by creating secure opportunities to network with other youth, parents/legal guardians, and ARNG CYS Coordinators in one’s community, state/territory, and across the nation. 

Resilience: Infuse resiliency and leadership skills and techniques into all Army National Guard child and youth programming 

Outreach: Build and sustain contact with parents/legal guardians, and children of the National Guard in order to create awareness of available support services and programs. 


For a list of 2022 NDNG CYP Events: Click Here

Military Youth Camp Registration Form: Click Here

For a list of Resources: Click Here


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NDNG CYP is a dynamic program, offering a variety of resources, services and programming for ARNG military and military connected youth.  Keep track of them today:

‘ARNG CYS’     Mobile App, Download it today.  "North Dakota National Guard Youth"   Army National Guard Child and Youth Services Website




Mandy Malo 
Lead Child and Youth Coordinator


Christy Ringgenberg
Child and Youth Coordinator