Applications are now open for 2020.
Camaraderie Foundation partners with local business members to provide a leadership program to assist transitioning service members and spouses in preparing for a career in the local community. We will have two classes of 15 individuals each, one in Orlando and one in Tampa. This program is free of charge.
The Mentor Leadership Program is a twelve month program consisting of classroom, mentoring, networking, and community service events.
The structure of the Mentor Leadership Program initiative is based on the trust and understanding that is ingrained throughout Military Service Members. Veterans and their families have an understanding, code, and bond that civilians do not fully understand as they have not served. Through our Mentor Leadership Program, we offer the opportunity to build peer support, friendships, and guidance to help the Protégé Veterans and spouses become more successful in their community. Successful business leaders, some with prior military service, will serve as Mentors to selected Protégé Veterans and spouses at points of transition in their lives including: college students who will soon graduate, individuals seeking new careers, and individuals who will be transitioning out of the Military soon.
The Mentor Leadership Program has the following objectives:
Build networking skills
Establish business relationships
Create new friendships
Learn about local opportunities
Facilitate the transition to civilian life
Share the benefits and skills learned through participating in the program
Ensure workforce readiness
“The Mentor Leadership Program was a unique and rewarding experience. The mentors are amazing, very committed, and will go beyond their responsibilities. The Mentors went a step further and helped my son in a Shadowing Program and guided him through his career choices. I am grateful for the opportunity and for all camaraderie foundation does for the veteran community.”
Elmer Rivera, Mentor Leadership Program Class V Graduate