Help Save A Veterans Life & Give Them a New Mission
3 options for the bootcamp challenges & mentor program
Self-paced online course with a Mentor to guide you
through the 10 Challenges. Go at your own pace. Take up to 10 weeks to complete. Click sign up button.
3 weekly sessions in a Zoom group course
with Mentors guiding the group to complete the 10 Challenges. You will be given instructions to prepare ahead of time once you sign up. Click sign up button. Registration is required.
1 Day session in a Zoom group course
with Mentors guiding the group to complete the 10 Challenges. You will be given instructions to prepare ahead of time. Click sign up button. Registration is required.
Upon completion of the requirements for mentorship, you will receive a certificate and become an official mentor for The Long Walk Home, Inc. We are currently working on setting up CEUs for this course and different levels of mentors.
The first step in becoming a mentor is taking the Bootcamp Challenges To Service
- Complete all 10 Challenges To Service & receive a certificate of achievement
- Take the advanced class on Zoom.
- Mentor at least one person under the supervision of another mentor OR lead the squad on a Zoom group.
- Send in biography & photo.
Levels of Mentorship:
What are the 10 Challenges To Service?
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!
- 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.
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 email@example.com.
You may register for the mentorship program on this page.
A Message from Ron Zaleski, Founder & developer of the Mentorship program
In the military we are taught to be of ultimate service to our country and fellow Americans. Getting 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! There are 3 options on how to complete the 10 Challenges To Service. See blue buttons at top of page. You will be assigned a mentor to guide you and you will communicate your answers to them through the online portal or through our Zoom program (depending on which course you sign up for).
Upon completion of your 10 Challenges, you will have the opportunity to become a mentor for The Long Walk Home. Please see the requirements above. Even if you decide not to mentor, just taking the challenges is a huge step in healing.