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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Sept. 24, 2020

Help, K-12 resources for the 20-21 school year

By MyCG Staff

The 2020-2021 school year looks a bit different all over the country. Some students are learning in the schoolhouse while others are learning virtually from home. Here are some resources for either  way your student is learning this year. is available for U.S. Coast Guard Families at no cost to help parents and students to include school closures and those transitioning to on-line learning. has approximately 3,000 expert online tutors available 24/7. No appointment needed, and is at no cost to the user. The website provides tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and instruction to students (and parents) in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. The service also has several other tools to assist students and parents such as drop-off reviews for writing and math, video lessons, practice quizzes, and SAT(r)/ACT(r) Essentials from The Princeton Review(r). If preferred, students may also pre-schedule sessions with their favorite tutors to create continuity in support. Help is available in more than 100 subjects for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information or to enroll go to
CGMA Grants
U.S. Coast Guard families that need in-person tutoring to assist their children (pre-kindergarten through 8th grade) can apply for a $1,000 grant through Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA). In addition, CGMA offers Autumn SEG-C up to $500 grant for school supplies to support at home learning environments. For more information on these grants please contact your local CGMA at
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program 
WE ARE...Building Healthy Military Communities
This registration is for a live web event with a group of virtual assemblies addressing challenges and stressors our families face related to children heading back to school with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Virus. This live web event is hosted by the Army Reserve Family Programs (ARFP), Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP), Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC), Give An Hour (GAH), Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), and Peak Behavioral Health Services (PBH).
This live web event is composed of three separate virtual assemblies, one virtual assembly per day from September 29th through October 1st. Each daily virtual assembly starts at 4:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time, and ends around 6:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time.
The schedule of virtual assemblies is as follows.

  • Tuesday, September 29th @ 4:00 pm MDT:

Teachers and Child Counselors Assembly - This assembly will focus on assisting educators with overcoming the challenges of teaching in a virtual environment and will be led by the Military Child Education Coalition®.

  • Wednesday, September 30th @ 4:00 pm MDT:

Child Suicide Awareness Assembly - This assembly will focus on Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness and will be led by Peak Behavioral Health Services.

  • Thursday, October 1st @ 4:00 pm MDT:

Give An Hour For The Children Assembly - This assembly will focus on mental health literacy for children, parents, and educators. This discussion will include the Healthy Habits of Emotional Well-being and Five Signs of Emotional Suffering through real life examples. This conversation will be led by Give an Hour®.
Register here.