The Wyakin Warrior Foundation™ through its Wounded Warrior Academy™ is a nonprofit organization providing a comprehensive training package for wounded and injured veterans to include:
A FULL, FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP (room, board, books, tutoring, living expenses).
TRAINING SEMINARS by the nation’s top business leaders and public officials.
A MULTI-LAYERED MENTORING PROGRAM consisting of three levels:
1. National Level Mentor – one of the country’s leaders in business, industry or government service.
2. Local Level Mentor – an established community leader, often a veteran.
3. Student Peer – a student who assists the veteran in learning the campus and the ins and outs of student life.
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP in a fraternal organization (The Wyakin Warrior Foundation™).
ROBUST NETWORKING to secure employment in a satisfying and rewarding career.
The Wyakin Warrior program specifically targets wounded veterans who have the interest and motivation to contribute as leaders in business, government and/or their communities; but lack the education and training to do so. We provide both.
Each Wyakin Warrior will be hosted by mentors at the national, local and campus levels.
National Level Mentor – Each veteran will be sponsored by the nation’s top leaders in business, government, or the military. The national-level leaders will be assigned one – and only one – Wyakin Warrior and asked to follow the veteran for five years: the four years of school plus one year following graduation. They will contact their Wyakin Warrior at least quarterly, and the Foundation will pay for one face-to-face meeting each year while the student is in school.
Local Mentor – Each Wyakin Warrior will be “adopted” by a veteran in the local area. In many cases, the local veterans will be double-hatted as local contacts for the various Wounded Warrior programs sponsored by the individual services (Marine Corps: Wounded Warrior Regiment; Navy: Navy Safe Harbor; Army and Air Force: Wounded Warrior Program; SOCOM: SOCOM Care Coalition).
Student Squads – More of a buddy system, each Wyakin Warrior will be introduced to three fellow students attending the same school (Boise State or College of Western Idaho) who will be his/her on-campus companions. The student “squad” will assist the student veteran with orientation and assimilation into campus life.
If your are interested in volunteering as a mentor please submit your information here.
Do you know someone who might be interested in becoming a Wyakin Warrior? Drop us an email and we’ll get in touch with them.
Send the name and email (or phone number) of the potential candidate to: email@example.com