American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Florida

Children & Youth

Linda Knoblach Harkness
Children and Youth Program Engagement Plan
Year End Unit Report 2024 Children and Youth
District Year End Report 2024 Children And Youth
Beads of Courage
Instructions for printing I’m a Hero 2 Stickers
Unit Fundraiser Ideas
Camp Coral Website
ALA Children & Youth Facebook Page
Boggy Bear Pattern
Special Olympics Florida

Key Program Statements:

  • The Children & Youth program emphasizes protecting, caring for, and supporting children and youth, particularly those of veterans’ and military families.
  • To recognize and reward the positive actions of our children and youth, the American Legion Auxiliary has two special national awards bestowed to youth nominated by units: the Youth Hero Award and the Good Deed Award.
  • Kids of Deployed are Heroes 2 (KDH2) is an initiative honoring military children who may be experiencing a separation from one or both parents, whether deployed to a war zone, having a short tour or on an extended temporary duty assignment.
  • The American Legion Auxiliary Children & Youth program strives to support and promote the Children & Youth program of The American Legion.


Unit: Every American Legion Auxiliary Unit should have a Children and Youth Chairman, and if the Unit is of sufficient size, a Children and Youth Committee. It is the responsibility of the Children and Youth Chairman to help achieve the two primary goals of the Children and Youth program within her community: (1) Care and protection of children of veterans and military; (2) Improved conditions for all children. The National Headquarters of The American Legion strongly recommends that the Post and Unit Chairmen work in the closest cooperation.

Children’s Hospital Representatives

All Children’s Hospital (St. Petersburg)

Dee Bell
11200 102nd Ave N #122
Seminole, Florida 33778
(727) 393-0631