Sesame Streets Commitment to Military Families

Written by on August 2, 2018

Sesame Street Experience For Military Families

Military Families and Children from the Andrews Air Force Base child development center pose for a photo with Sesame Street characters Rosita, Grover and Elmo. The muppets were in the Greater Washington DC area to help the Sesame Workshop and the United Service Organizations launch “The Sesame Street Experience,” the next piece in the workshop’s program to help young military children cope with military transitioning and parents’ deployments.

Gary Knell, president and chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop, addresses those gathered in Washington for the launch of “The Sesame Street Experience,” a live production designed to help military children cope with parents’ deployments, June 26. The event included a preview of the 60-minute program featuring Sesame Street characters. The program will be presented on 43 military installations around the country by the end of the year.


Jillian Kuhle, 13 months, shows Leslye Arsht, deputy under secretary of defense for military community and family policy the new DVD she got at the launch of Sesame Workshop’s “The Sesame Street Experience.” Both the DVD and the live show were developed with the support of Arsht’s office and work to help young military children cope with parents’ deployments.

Photos by Samantha L. Quigley

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