On April 5, Armstrong Atlantic State University held a military family day for children whose parents are stationed on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
The on-campus event was part of a larger initiative at Armstrong called Educators and Athletes Supporting Youth (EASY). It was organized by the College of Education along with AASU athletics and the Office of Veterans’ Affairs.
The military family day ran from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Armstrong Sports Center on AASU’s main campus in Savannah. The free event was chaired by College of Education associate professor Dr. Brenda Logan, targeted students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Forty-seven children from military families and more than 45 adults participated in a variety of fun, educational activities, including interactive-technology projects, chemistry experiments and fitness demonstrations with Armstrong instructors and student mentors. Lunch also was included.
This is the second year Armstrong has hosted a military family day. This time, coordinators added parent sessions that featured information about autism, the Red Cross and educational opportunities offered through the Veterans Administration.