Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street and the USO (United Service Organizations) announced the Sesame Street Experience for Military Families: a free traveling tour to military installations across the country.
The tour, produced by VEE Corporation is part of Sesame Workshop’s Talk, Listen, Connect initiative, a military outreach program which launched in 2006. The initiative provides support and offers significant resources for military families with young children experiencing the effects of deployment, multiple deployments or when a parent returns home changed due to a combat related injury. Military families who attend the experience will see a live character performance and receive giveaways and outreach materials from Talk, Listen, Connect and other partners.
The tour officially kicks off on July 8 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms in California and will visit 43 installations across the country. The announcement was made by Gary E. Knell president and CEO of Sesame Workshop, Edward a Powell, president and CEO of USO World Headquarters, Leslye A Arsht, deputy under secretary of defense for military community and family policy and Sesame Street’s Elmo, Rosita and Grover at the reserve officers association (RSO) for up to date tour information and schedule visit www.sesamestreet.org/tlc.
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