Operation Hero

Influence the Lives of Youth

Operation Hero is a FREE program for ACTIVE DUTY military children in 1st – 6th grade. This program is designed to help students cope and adjust to the unique challenges of military life, such as frequent moves and deployment separation.

Now Registering! Program starts April 12, 2021.


  • WEEK ONE: Identity & Self-Esteem
  • WEEK TWO: Respect & Honor
  • WEEK THREE: Responsibility, Honesty & Integrity
  • WEEK FOUR: Empathy & Being a Good Friend
  • WEEK FIVE: Coping With Deployments, Change & Big Feelings
  • WEEK SIX: Bullying, Differences & Self-Acceptance
  • WEEK SEVEN: Problem Solving & Team Work
  • WEEK EIGHT: I am an Op Hero!


Trained facilitators for Operation Hero create a fun and safe environment for students to express their feelings, receive academic and emotional health support, and connect with peers experiencing the same challenges. A healthy snack will be provided.

Times & Locations

Mayport USO
2560 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

  • Mondays/Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Register for In-Person Operation Hero



Please use the form above or contact our Operation Hero Coordinator, Kayla Van Bebber by email at kvanbebber@fcymca.org.