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Reflecting on the Month of the Military Child

Throughout April’s  Month of the Military Child observation, NMSI has spotlighted the challenges these students face and the work we and our partners are doing to serve them. Between deployment of parents and guardians and different assignments, these students often face a great deal of uncertainty at home and can experience inconsistent educational opportunities. NMSI is committed to changing this by providing military-connected student with consistent, quality educational opportunities through our College Readiness Program. 

Over 80 percent of military-connected students are in U.S. public schools. NMSI is partnering with hundreds of high schools that serve large proportions of these students across the country to raise the academic bar­and provide quality education to students like Eric.

Eric is a senior at Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. His dad served as a green beret in the Army Special Forces. Eric channeled his life-long interest in science he was encouraged to take AP Environmental Science and he plans to study engineering at Mississippi State this fall.

For nearly a third of US service member’s, dissatisfaction with a child’s education was or is “a significant factor” in deciding whether to continue military service.

Finding consistent educational opportunities in the six different schools that he attended over the course of his schooling career was a challenge for Zeyon, who is a senior at Grovetown High School in Grovetown, GA. Both of Zeyon's parents served in the military. He says with CRP he found himself being challenged and learning new subjects. He aims to apply his passion for science to a career in the Air Force.

NMSI is committed to continuing to expand quality, consistent educational opportunities to ensure all students are ready for the workforce of the 21st century.