Investing in Veterans
As our involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue albeit with a reduced US force presence, many of our service members who have fought in these conflicts will be leaving military service and transitioning back to civilian life. Arizona should expect a large influx of these outstanding citizens. Arizona should, and will, welcome them home with open arms.
These returning veterans and their families will be pursuing educational goals and seeking meaningful employment. Their transition to the civilian way of life will not always be easy. A transition to a new civilian life, combined with fitting in on a college campus, interacting with a young student population and the rigor of academic study could lead to a perfect storm for a very challenging transition.
A Scottsdale Community College graduate who transferred to ASU, Sgt. Ian Parkinson (ret.), U.S. Army, Purple Heart recipient said,”without a doubt our nation as a whole cares deeply about our returning service members, and want to help in any way, but don’t know exactly how or where to direct their support. S.E.E.4 Vets adamantly works towards assisting returning veterans in their academic and occupational strives; two areas often most critical in reintegrating back to normal life. Donating to S.E.E.4 Vets will have a direct and positive impact on some of our service members most challenging journey – returning home.”
You can help! Your generous investment will support these warriors by making certain their success, and by supporting efforts that focus on:
- Accelerating their academic pursuits thru tutoring programs in math that complement introductory level math courses that provide a review and reintroduction to math skills that may have atrophied during their service to our nation.
- Lessening their financial burden by providing grants for these tutoring efforts that are not covered by the GI Bill.
- Developing their employment outreach by providing forums that enhance connection and mentoring opportunities with business leaders from the community where they go to school.
- Blending the traits and qualities of service and dedication unique to our veterans with the local business community culture…truly a unique segment of our nation, these veterans are part of the less than 1% of our population that have served our nation in uniform since Sep 11, 2001.
Invest today to make a difference in the lives of these great young men, women, and their families who unlike the majority of their peers have given so much to ensure the freedoms our nation so richly cherishes.
S.E.E.4Vets is an Arizona non-profit corporation, 501- ( c) 3 public charity organization. EIN #38-3915710.