DynCorp International this year showed it support for the families of our soldiers with a $5,000 donation to The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). For more than ten years, this global, non-profit organization has focused on its goal to ensure “quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.”
Educational and Emotional Support for Military Children
Military children face unique challenges. Many move an average of six to nine times while in grade school and some may face being separated from a deployed parent.
MCEC’s mission is “to ensure inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.”
MCEC supports military children by performing research, developing resources, conducting professional conferences and developing and publishing resources for the children of servicemen and women, including extended family members.
MCEC supports military children by:
- Developing information to support the transitioning military student.
- Developing and maintain an alliance of school districts for the purposes of communication and networking.
- Determining the support military installations could potentially provide local districts.
- Examining technologies (teleconferencing, Internet, etc.) and develop procedures to support information sharing between military impacted school districts.
- Examining sources of funding to support the alliance.
- Developing an action plan to implement the above objectives.
The Military Child Education Coalition also provides other resources such as “Living in the New Normal,” a program that helps to support the entire family unit throughout the time of a loved one’s military service.
A Strong Focus on Educational Support
In the process of moving several times during their grade school career, military children not only have to become accustomed to new friends and routines, but also different academic environments and standards.
MCEC aims to give students access or support in understanding new academic standards and courses, educational programs, promotion and graduation requirements, programs for children with special needs and transfer and acceptance of records.
In keeping with DynCorp International’s core values – We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform, We Do the Right Thing – DI supports programs and efforts that benefit global education, global community development, U.S. Military veterans and law enforcement veterans.
Partnering with the Military Child Education Coalition is just one more way that DynCorp International honors the work of those serving in the U.S. military and their families.