GUIDED REGISTRATION: ANAPA
WHAT IS ANAPA?
Army and Navy Academy has a colorful community of patrons: parents, guardians, and family members of cadets. As a patron, you are automatically a member of the Army and Navy Academy Patrons’ Association, frequently called ANAPA. Welcome!
The Academy patron experience is unique. Your cadet is boarding away from home, you are distant from the day-to-day activities and may be as much as a plane ride away, the ‘military’ piece of the program is most likely new to you, and you have invested financially, mentally, and emotionally in an educational path for your sons that you cannot always closely oversee. You have high hopes for your cadet as he embarks on this next chapter of his life.
ANAPA is led by a group of parent volunteers who have been in your shoes. Our primary goal is to support you as you navigate your cadet’s experience at the Academy!
We aim to:
- Provide information and answer questions
- Represent your interests to the Board of Trustees and school leadership
- Facilitate patron-to-patron communication, a sense of community, and camaraderie
- Offer both local and remote opportunities to get involved with cadet life enrichment, social connection, and staff appreciation
ANAPA participation provides a wonderful opportunity to be educated about and engage in the life of the school. Here are a few ways to stay connected:
- Attend our monthly ANAPA meetings; these will be both by Zoom and in person (on closed weekends)
- Connect with your ANAPA Patron Ambassador
- Read all communications from ANAPA, your Ambassador, and the Academy
- Sign up for the private ANAPA Facebook Group
We are here for you! Our first and foremost goal is to enhance your experience while supporting the school’s mission, vision, and values.
Our Ambassador program joins with the ANAPA Board to provide a cohesive sense of community and connection amongst Academy patrons. They provide each family a point of connection, support, and information about the patron experience for prospective, new, and long-term patrons.
They also provide a line of communication and outreach between the Academy through ANAPA to prospective and current families to enhance understanding and comfort.
Each family will be assigned an Ambassador; if you do not receive communication from your Ambassador within the first two weeks after your son’s Move-In Day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are multiple ways to get involved:
PATRON WELCOME RECEPTION ON MOVE-IN DAY
Move-In Day is a BIG event and ANAPA wants to provide you an opportunity to connect with ANAPA leadership and fellow parents. We’d also like to ensure you have a chance to learn more about ANAPA’s plan for the new year and let us know how you’d like to be involved. Please look for communication from the Academy regarding the Welcome Reception on your son’s Move-In Day.
MONTHLY ANAPA MEETINGS
Starting in September, ANAPA hosts monthly meetings to update parents on upcoming campus events, Cadet activities, volunteer opportunities, and Academy news. Some of these meetings will be in-person and others will be virtually; reminders are sent out prior to each meeting.
ANAPA FACEBOOK GROUP
This group is facilitated by ANAPA leaders. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for Cadets at Army and Navy Academy and we look forward to reconnecting with returning families and welcoming new families into the Warrior Family — please share your energy, ideas, talents, and contributions!
SignUp Genius announcements will be sent to patrons via email and will include both in-person AND remote opportunities to volunteer! Don’t despair if you are not local to the Academy; there WILL be ways for you to contribute and participate.
Throughout the school year, ANAPA puts together events, goodie bags and activities for our Cadets. Donations of supplies and snacks for these activities are greatly appreciated! Visit our Amazon Wishlist to see what items we may need. Items can be purchased directly through Amazon and will be shipped to ANAPA at the Academy.