RI Operation: Military Kids

Program Description

Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is a national effort to support children of service members during deployment. OMK provides educational, recreational and social programs for these children. In addition, OMK educates citizens on the impact of deployment on communities, families and youth.

In RI, Operation: Military Kids is coordinated from the University of RI's 4-H Program office by Pam Martin.


  • Educational programs, camps, activities, and deployment support for military children.
  • Workshops for youth workers, educators, counselors and community members. The workshops are led by trained facilitators and offer insight into military culture, the deployment cycle and ways to support military children and families.


  • OMK program activities are open to children and youth affected by deployment of a family member.

Contact Info

URI 4-H Office
75 Peckham Farm Road
Kingston, RI 02881

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