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“Got Your Six” Update

12/04/2013 Published by: Suzanne

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Categories: Moving to a New School, Your Child's Ages & Stages, Special Topics

Some of you may have read our October, 1 2012 blog entry I’ve “Got Your 6”.  Launched back in May of 2012, the “Got Your Six” campaign is a national publicity effort aimed at raising our country’s awareness of service members and their families as they transition out of active duty service and into civilian life.

Over 1,000,000 veterans will return to our communities in the next 3 to 5 years . . . ready to “serve” in a new way  . . . as leaders, team-builders and problem solvers.  Supporting them as they seek to continue their service at home will be a huge opportunity/resource for our country.


Since the campaign began, progress has been made in the six pillar areas of reintegration:

  1. Jobs – 236,000 veterans have been hired
  2. Education – 140-plus colleges and universities have pledged their support
  3. Health – 12,500 students have been trained in the mental health field, and 6,500 mental health providers have provided 82,100-plus hours of free mental health care
  4. Housing – 19,912 have been housed
  5. Family – 10,000 reintegration toolkits have been received by families, and 67,718 teachers have received reintegration training
  6. Leadership – 1,500,000 hours of volunteer service have been completed in communities across the nation’s™ “parent” organization, the Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®), is a non-profit partner supporting the “Family Pillar” with a goal of providing reintegration tools and training to 300,000 military families and 100,000 primary and secondary school educators by December 2014.

Visit the Got Your Six web site to learn more about this effort!

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