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Legion Family: Share how you support 'April is Children & Youth Month'

The American Legion is celebrating 80 years of recognizing April as Children & Youth Month. During this month of celebration, American Legion Family members are asked to host a youth activity or event to show their local communities the Legion's commitment to young people.

There are many ways a post, Sons of The American Legion squadron or American Legion Auxiliary unit can observe "April is Children & Youth Month." Ideas include:

- Invite an expert to present information about child safety or health;

- Sponsor a community project for children such as a craft or talent show;

- Host a family picnic; or

- Raise funds for the Legion's Child Welfare Foundation or Temporary Financial Assistance program, both of which support children.

For additional ideas on how to support and promote Children & Youth Month in your community, download a copy of the "April is Children & Youth Month" brochure. Legion Family members can promote Children & Youth Month awareness through their local newspapers, radio and TV stations, civic groups, schools, social media, and in conversations with other veterans and their families. Communities need to know that American Legion services are available and why young people matter so much to the Legion Family.

Please share on www.legiontown.org how your post, squadron or unit supported Children & Youth Month.