purple up

April is Month of the Military Child and April 15th is known as "Purple Up! Day." The Month of the Military Child (MOMC) is the time we take to recognize and celebrate our amazingly strong, brave, proud, and global military-connected children. We honor their selflessness and sacrifice as they serve our country as part of a military family.

Resources from Naval Base Kitsap School Liaison Office

The NBK School Liaison office wanted to share a few resources to support your district and schools as you begin to plan activities and events to celebrate our military children. 

2024 Month of the Military Child and Purple Up! Celebration Ideas courtesy of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission 

50 Ways to Celebrate the Month of the Military Child courtesy of Child and Youth Education Services

Sample Social Media Posts and Captions courtesy of the MIC3

The Call for the Arts - Military Child Education Coalition - A MCEC program that invites military-connected children from around the world, representing every branch of service, to share interpretations of what it means to be a military-connected child through art. Submissions due April 30, 2024

Month of the Military Child Toolkit - For your reference, a resource courtesy of Joining Forces and the Departments of Defense, Education, and Veterans Affairs

Purple Up! - Wear purple to celebrate military kids! Purple references the joint environment of the military, encompassing all service branches, Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Veterans. Purple combines each branch’s colors into one: the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard all use shades of blue, the Army uses green, and the Marines use red. Naval Base Kitsap celebrates Purple Up! day on April 19, 2024.