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Title:Veterans needed to serve as youth mentors

Author:VAntage Point Contributor

Date:December 2021

Source:VAntage Point Contributor © 2021, Reprinted with permission

Volume:Volume 3 Issue 182

The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is seeking Veterans to serve as youth mentors and help develop character and leadership skills in young adults.

Veterans can become a Veteran Mentor through TMF's Character Does Matter youth mentorship program and help lead positive change in their communities. TMF is dedicated to empowering Veterans to share their stories — stories of real people — exemplifying strong character and leadership, and can demonstrate what it means to live TMF's "If Not Me, Then Who..." ethos, challenging youth to do the same.

According to TMF, nearly 84% of Veterans report a sense of community as a result of being involved with the program, as well as a significant increase in their sense of thriving as their involvement increases.

"The impact TMF has had on me has been tremendous. It's given me the courage to do things I never pictured myself doing — including public speaking to youth and motivation to tell my story," said one Veteran Mentor. "I've gotten a lot of peace being able to inspire others and having TMF and the Veterans in this community as an outlet."

Veterans will receive virtual Veteran Mentor Training and walk away fully prepared to deliver TMF's character development curriculum to students in the community. TMF equips Veterans with all the resources needed to deploy the Character Does Matter program and continue a legacy of selfless service.

Learn more and register to become a Veteran Mentor through Travis Manion Foundation's Spartan Development Center, a 24/7 portal where participants can access Travis Manion Foundation training courses and an extensive resource library to help make a difference in the lives of the youth in the community.

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