Purple Up for Military Kids



Month of the Military Child Activities –

  • at the Main Child Development Center (Bldg. 1350, 719-554-9573) and
  • at the Pete East Child Development Center (Bldg. 2004, 719-556-7460):


Boot Camp Challenge – April 5-9, 2021

-Obstacle course in the hallway and on the playgrounds.

*Complete the challenge with your family and receive a medal.


Spirit Week – April 12-16, 2021

April 12 – Patriotic Day-wear red, white and blue and stars and stripes

April 13 – Camo Day

April 14 – Crazy Sock day

April 15 – Stars and Stripes

April 16 – Purple Up Day

*Each facility can vary their spirit days.


Parade of Families – April 19-23, 2021

– Take home a scrap paper page and create a family collage.  Then return it to the program to post in the hallway.


Throughout the month –

– Purple Up Art Exhibit – Classrooms will create age appropriate art from purple items (wrapping paper, streamers, tape) donated from the PAB.

– Earth Day Inventions/Creations – Classrooms will create with donated recyclables.  Families can also create at home and donate their creation to the classroom.  Ideas include homemade toys, musical instruments, etc.

– Teens visit the CDCs and share their talents: reading, yoga, playing a musical instrument.  (Pending transportation.)


 Month of The Military Child Events at The RP Lee Youth Center (Bldg. 1555, 719-556-7220):

Throughout the month of April –

– Purple Up Canvas Collage – Youth will paint individual canvases which, when displayed together, will reveal a tribute to Military Kids.

– Youth will draw “selfie” self-portraits, and families will fill out “brag books” of their child.  These will be displayed as a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices.

– Keystone Teen Council will sell Month Of The Military Child T-shirts.


FAMILY MASQUERADE – Friday, April 16, at The Hub

RSVPs are required by Friday, April 9.

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