On the Road with Katie: Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families Teaches Military Kids How to Cope
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Video by Joseph Andrew Lee
QUANTICO, Va.—Meet Katie.
Normally a happy kid, Katie is uncharacteristically sad when we first encounter her at the beginning of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families.
Anja Young — a key performer in the show — tells us the 6-year-old Muppet has just learned her dad, who is in the military, has been transferred to another base. Katie and her parents will have to move — again.
Young — who also grew up in a military family — knows exactly how Katie feels. She had to move away from her friends when she was 6, too. Now, she travels with the Sesame Street/USO tour helping military kids how to remain friends despite the distance and that change is not necessarily a bad thing.
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