Through our Educational Peer Mentorship Program we provide guidance and access to resources and benefits to help our veterans transition throughout life.
Our program assists veterans in two ways — we use a unique peer-to-peer mentorship approach to help raise awareness of resources and benefits available to veterans as well host various workshops to continue their education and transition throughout life.
Peer to Peer
We use unique peer-to-peer approach (defined as a form of mentorship that takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience and a person who is new to that experience) allowing veterans to help mentor each other at various stages of their transition. We provide opportunities for veteran to share information and experiences through networking and meetups (an informal meeting or gathering).
We host, co-host and/or support multiple workshops throughout the year including, housing assistance, resume building, e-Benefits training (a VA/DoD website that provides self-service capabilities to Veterans and their families), VA Home loans, GI Bill training and applying for college. Our Workshops are offered by professionals in their area of study and vary in time, location, and are within the Chicagoland area. These workshops allow veterans to collaborate with colleagues on best practices and help make informed decisions on what resources and benefits are right for them. Workshops help veterans continue their education and provide the necessary tools to assist with their transition throughout life.
Our Socal Media platform fosters group discussions around a particular topic area and allows veterans to post questions and receive answers directly from peers and professionals in their community. Questions regarding school, health benefits, employment opportunities and more are instantly answered from the over 2,500 members in our group. Our social media platform continues to grow every day and provides opportunities for veterans to find the answers they need to make an informed decision on their transition and benefits.