Blue Star Welcome Programs

A collection of our programs for Military and Veteran Family Life.

We'd like to welcome you!

Blue Star Welcome Programs foster and create vibrant communities of support by welcoming your family into the organization, and providing opportunities for all members to connect with each other and their civilian neighbors.

We designed these programs to meet the unique needs of your family and deliver the resources you need to feel supported—no matter where you are on your journey.

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Our Blue Star Welcome Programs Include:

Blue Star Books

With the help of partners like Disney, Blue Star Families has given hundreds of thousands of books away to more than 560,000 military kids across the world since 2009.

Blue Star Caregivers

Whether you care for a spouse, parent, child, or friend, your sacrifices and contributions should not go unnoticed. This program aims to empower caregivers, providing you with the tools and resources needed to thrive.

Blue Star Museums

This program is a collaboration among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense, and museums across America to offer free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Blue Star Outdoors

Blue Star Outdoors offers engaging and enriching outdoor activities at our nation’s neighborhood and national parks. Outdoor experiences provide the places for families to seek respite, explore nature, and experience joy.

Blue Star Summer

Blue Star Summer was created for your family to pursue new adventures and broaden your horizons through educational and fun activities during summer break.

Blue Star Volunteers

Since 2009, we have relied on the efforts of dedicated volunteers to achieve our mission of empowering our military and Veteran families to thrive through strong communities of support.

Blue Star Welcome Week

Although our Welcome Programs exist to bring your family and community together year-round, Blue Star Welcome Week started in 2020 as a week-long initiative within neighborhoods across the U.S.

Connect with a Blue Star Chapter

Come to virtual or in-person events that will connect you with fellow military families and neighbors.

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