VETERANS AND SURVIVORS DEVELOPING CHARACTER IN THE NEXT GENERATION_
Doing the right thing
Character Does Matter Mentors develop character and leadership skills in young adults. Grounded in the evidence-based field of Positive Psychology, they use a strengths-based approach to develop character traits in the next generation through a combination of informal discussions and activity-based learning.
First, more than 55% of veterans feel disconnected from civilian life.
Second, more than one in three young people – that’s 16 million young adults – never had a positive role model or mentor.
Both groups improve their overall well-being through engagement, stronger relationships and developing purpose through serving others.
CDM Mentors connect with youth
Character and Leadership Presentations
By sharing stories of real people who exemplify great character and leadership, CDM Mentors demonstrate what it means to live the “If Not Me, Then Who…” ethos – and then challenge students to do the same.
Veteran and Youth Mentorship
CDM Mentors build relationships with young adults, helping them develop character and leadership through day-long and multi-day experiences, to include team-building exercises, group discussions and experiential learning challenges. As part of the program, students commit to participating in a service project in honor of fallen heroes.
BECOMING A CDM MENTOR IS SIMPLE
Submit an Application
Complete a formal application to join the Character Does Matter team and TMF will conduct a background check, to approve you for volunteering with youth.
Complete Training & Certification
Through a comprehensive in-person or online training, you will learn how to execute the Character Does Matter program.
Upcoming CDM Trainings
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Character Does Matter22 - Jul - 2019 Get Involved
CDM Mentor Training - El PasoStart Time: 4:30pm
Character Does Matter23 - Jul - 2019 Get Involved
CDM Mentor Training - El PasoStart Time: 4:00pm
Character Does Matter10 - Aug - 2019 Get Involved
CDM Mentor Training - Fort WorthStart Time: 10:00am
Character Does Matter13 - Aug - 2019 Get Involved
CDM Mentor Training - PhiladelphiaStart Time: 2:00pm
Character Does Matter17 - Aug - 2019 Get Involved
CDM Mentor Training - HoustonStart Time: 10:00am
Character Does Matter19 - Aug - 2019 Get Involved
CDM Mentor Training - San AntonioStart Time: 4:30pm
Character Does Matter28 - Aug - 2019 Get Involved
CDM Mentor Training - San DiegoStart Time: 1:00pm