Bottom line – we want our mentors and proteges to have as many things in common as possible because this generates a much quicker and stronger bond.
There are many ways for you to get involved with The Raider Project.
If you are about to leave the military, or have recently EAS'd (that’s End of Active Service to you civilians out there), then click the Veteran Sign Up Form and provide your information. Someone from the The Raider Project will contact you by email to verify your status. It is important to provide your .mil email so that we can quickly confirm you, since you may not yet have a DD214 (discharge document).
If you’ve been out a few years and have successfully transitioned to your civilian career, we want you to be a mentor for a new veteran. It doesn't matter what profession, blue collar or white collar. What matters is that you have gone through the process and you have the transitional bumps and bruises to prove it. Your experience is invaluable to a new veteran. We will expect you to spend at least one hour every two weeks with your protege. Initial focus is on three areas: Is their resume ready? Are they ready for a job interview (rehearse one with them)? Introduce them to your professional/social network. You belong to Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Lions, Fellowship Groups, Golf Teams, Bowling Leagues…Show this new veteran – someone just like you ten, maybe fifteen years ago, to your network. Doors open, job opportunities develop, new veterans get hired. We also want you to be open with your protege. If they need to talk with someone, be that someone. We are developing mentor reference materials to help out – in the meantime, check the Veteran Crisis link (also the red button at the top of every page on this website). It contains great information and, if needed, get that protege on that website.
The Raider Project is a volunteer-driven organization. If you never served in the military, now is your chance to serve those who protected you and your family. Here are a few ways you can help (bet you can come up with more):
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