An important element for success will be careful analysis of the effectiveness of its initiatives, oversight and the metrics to determine the impact on student veteran academic program completion, and effects on quality of campus life. In addition, S.E.E.4Vets is financially supporting structured tutoring-type programs and performance-based scholarships, and supporting the improvement/expansion of veteran services centers. Veteran students must demonstrate strong academic performance to be eligible for the scholarship funds.
S.E.E.4Vets pledged $13,960 to Central Arizona College (CAC),for their proposed project, which is to establish a dedicated Veterans Service Center exclusively for veterans, active military, and their families at CAC. This space would provide them with the opportunity to connect with peers and engage with dedicated Veterans Services staff in a welcoming and collegial environment.
S.E.E.4Vets disbursed funds to veterans enrolled in the Yavapai Community College, Veteran Upward Bound (VUB) program. The mission of the VUB program is to assist eligible student veterans to prepare for entrance into postsecondary education (PSE) at a college, university, or technical school of their choosing and not only entrance into Yavapai Community College . Our organization pledged $9000 of which $3000 was the first installment.To date, ten (10) veterans completed the Veteran Upward Bound eligibility criteria to be awarded scholarships.
S.E.E.4Vets disbursed funds for Coconino Community College, Veteran Services Center improvements. The existing office space would expand and include areas where veterans can work on assignments, gather for meetings and socialize. By creating camaraderie at school, the thinking is that students who receive veteran’s services will be more likely to continue in their studies and complete degrees and certificates at CCC and beyond. Our organization’s portion of the funded project was $10,040.The dedication and grand opening of the Veteran Services Center is planned for September 8, 2017.
S.E.E.4Vets held another remarkable golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale, in part because of our generous sponsors, such as the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. The organization achieved a higher level of financial success than the previous year, and players had fun as well. Nearly all the players finished approx. 5pm (4-hour round). Scottsdale Mayor Lane welcomed the players and Eli Crane, Founder, President/CEO, Bottle Breacher was the featured speaker. In addition, photographer Mathew McGraw took terrific photos. Further, having the buffet style setup on the patio made it easier for people to serve themselves. A special thanks to Toro Restaurant & Rum Bar for their high-quality food and outstanding service.