Bootcamp Challenges.

You don’t have to be a Veteran to do these Bootcamp Challenges …
we help family and friends make the transition from military to civilian life too.

After you complete the 10 Challenges, you decide if you want to become a mentor.

A Message from Ron Zaleski, Founder & developer of the Mentorship program

In the military we’re taught to be of ultimate service to our country and fellow Americans. Being discharged doesn’t mean we abandon that mission. Rather, we must redefine it. Let’s utilize our military training to serve our community. One of your goals is to reach out to members of your family or friends and mend any discord that you may have created due to your altered perception following your experience in the military.

Since most civilians haven’t experienced what we have, they have a tendency to over dramatize what is happening in their life. To some, a hangnail is a tragedy. To those who have seen the horrors of war, though, they are drama queens. When we understand where they are coming from, we can be more tolerant.

My mission is still to serve and protect, but how do I do that now? I do it by being the person I want my children to be and the type of person I want them to be with. I do it by being involved in The Long Walk Home enacting the difference I want to see and making myself available to connect people with the services they may need – whatever they may be. I put people before money, and the more I learn, the more value I add to the lives of those around me.

Our challenges are like a Boot Camp, laying the groundwork to redefine our mission because we are now in charge of our lives. We are not victims. It’s up to us, not Uncle Sam!

You will communicate each challenge to your mentor as you complete them through our online portal or you can do it through our Zoom program. Upon completion of your Ten Challenges To Service, you will have the opportunity to continue on to the advanced class and become a mentor with us at The Long Walk Home.

There are 3 options to compete the challenges.

You may register for one of the courses below.

A self-paced course that is done online with one of our mentors guiding you each step of the way.

A weekly Zoom course that is done in small groups and completed in three weekly sessions.

An accelerated one-day Zoom course that is done in small groups.

Join a network of Veterans and military families who have embarked on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Join a network of Veterans and military families who have embarked on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

At The Long Walk Home, we help veterans and their families have healthy and purposeful transition to civilian life. The Mentorship Program guides you along a series of personal challenges designed to combat negative thinking, build healthier habits, develop goals for the future, and nurture personal relationships.

As a Mentee, expect to spend no more than 30 minutes on any of the ten challenges. Start your journey today!


Sample Challenge: Expressing Gratitude

*Morning: What are you grateful for when you wake up?

*Night: Before you go to bed write one thing you are grateful that you accomplished or that happened to you during the day?

*Why? To commence a shift in your perspective, starting the day with a positive thought and ending it on a positive note.

If you have questions or want more information about our Mentorship and 10 Challenges for Service program, please contact us at


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