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MCLB hosts event for parents, children

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Marine Corps Logistic Base Albany spent time in a special event to help children develop positively while in an active military family.

The base hosted the "Helping Military Children Discover Their SPARK Institute" event.

It's an event to provide tool kits for education leaders to help positively challenge and develop America's youth.

The one day event was designed to provide participants with the knowledge needed to prepare young people to develop hardiness skills.

Latreesa Perryman, the School Liaison Officer for MCLB, said it's different for kids with active military parents so it's important to help them transition in their education.

"Being children of active duty [military parents] is tough," said School Liason Officer Latreesa Perryman. "You know, a lot of our children, they move anywhere from six to nine times because their parents are active duty. And we just want to kind of come up with some innovative ways to kind of help them throughout their school transitioning."

After completing the course, participants will be able to define their role as a caring adult who is helping children reach their full potential.

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