What does the Sentinel Bridge for Education include?
The Bridge for Education is a multiyear comprehensive support program that focuses support in the following areas:
Veterans in our program are required to continue their formal education in line with their capabilities and goals. Education must be through a VA-approved school.
We provide a nominal housing subsidy for up to two years paid directly to the housing provider to relieve financial stress and allow our Sentinels to focus their attention on furthering their education.
We facilitate the identification of potential mentors and introductions to individuals who can assist in professional planning and personal and career development throughout the program term and as alumni.
CAREER & NETWORKING ASSISTANCE
During the program term and as alumni the Sentinels are presented with various networking opportunities to further their career path and can be introduced to prospective employers.
FINANCIAL COACHING & PLANNING
Free financial coaches and planners are available to each Sentinel. This can be by request or it may be required by SOF due to financial circumstances of the individual. The planners will help the Sentinel to establish basic budgeting skills and learn how to build up their financial worth.