YOUTH

Youth Activities - There are a variety of local programs where students are encouraged to support our military and our veterans. They participate in community events, scouting, assist the VFW in projects, learn citizenship, and countless other projects. 
 
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PROGRAM GOALS
  • Creating/Sponsoring / Working with Youth Groups
  • Youth Supporting Our Veterans National Citations
  • Patriotic Youth Award
  • Random Acts of Patriotism (R.A.P.)
  • Patriotism through Literacy
  • Illustrating America 
 Illustrating America is a patriotic art contest for elementary and middle/junior high school students that encourages students’ artistic abilities and rewards their hard work.
  • The contest consists of three grade divisions: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.
  • There is one National winner in each grade division, with awards for first, second and third place in each grade division.
  • Coloring sheets, digital art and photography are not accepted.
  • The student deadline is March 31, 2021.
  • Visit the Youth Activities section at vfwauxiliary.org/resources for an application and more information, including eligibility requirements, contest rules, national awards and deadlines.

It’s fun to see how our youth see the world through their drawings and paintings!
 
Patriotic Youth Award - 1

Patriotic Youth Award - 2

Patriotic Youth Award - 3

AWARDS FOR AUXILIARIES
1. Most outstanding promotion of the Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue! national anthem singing contest. • Citation to every Auxiliary that promotes the Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue! national anthem singing contest. Criteria and entry form (required) available at vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Auxiliaries must send the entry form to their Department Youth Activities Chairman by March 31, 2021. The Department Youth Activities Chairman must send a copy of all submitted entry forms to National Headquarters by April 30, 2021. Citations will be mailed directly to participating Auxiliaries from National Headquarters. • Citation and $25 to one Auxiliary in each of the four Conferences with the most outstanding promotion of the Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue! national anthem singing contest. The Department Youth Activities Chairman must sign and send a copy of the completed Department-winning entry form to National Headquarters by May 5, 2021. AWARDS FOR DEPARTMENTS AND DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN 1. Citation to each Department Youth Activities Chairman for participation in this Program. 2. $25 VFW Store Gift Certificate to one Department Youth Activities Chairman in each of the 10 Program Divisions for the best promotion of the "Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue” national anthem singing contest. 3. Outstanding Performance Award in each of the 10 Program Divisions based on criteria listed on Page 5 and for the promotion of Program Goals listed at the top of Page 63.