Legion Family celebrates April as Children & Youth Month
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Legion Family celebrates April as Children & Youth Month

For more than 80 years, The American Legion has observed April as Children & Youth Month. Departments, posts, units and squadrons are encouraged to promote Children & Youth programs or conduct an activity in April that informs the community of The American Legion’s work on behalf of young people.

Download the April Is Children & Youth Month brochure at for activity suggestions along with a sample proclamation and news release. Share with The American Legion how your post is celebrating April as Children & Youth Month at legiontown.org

A few ideas could be to:

- Host an arts and craft day, community picnic with relay races and face painting, organize a nature hike, or help plant a community garden.

- Reach out to the local schools to see if you can teach flag etiquette and why we recite the Pledge of Allegiance to youth in the classroom.

- Organize a community dinner at the post to raise funds for American Legion children and youth programs. These donations can go toward The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation, which supports the Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance program that provides immediate assistance to eligible military and Legion members with children in the home who are facing a hardship. Or help support the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, which provides grants to nonprofits that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of the children and youth of this country.