USF Student Veterans Have “Got Your Six”

USF student veteran and Marine Reservist Patrick Schweickart helps academic advisor Alyssa Thomas try on his military-issued backpack.

USF student veteran and Marine Reservist Patrick Schweickart helps academic advisor Alyssa Thomas try on his military-issued backpack.

Over the next five years, more than one million men and women will leave the military and re-enter civilian life.  For some, that is not an easy transition.

But there’s a program to help. The national, Got Your 6 campaign partners Hollywood with veterans groups. Their focus is helping veterans reintegrate in their communities through jobs, education, health, housing, family, and leadership.

The education component is in practice in more than 100 universities. It’s a campaign where student veterans instruct faculty and staff about their experiences so educators and advisors can help student veterans adjust to campus life and the classroom.

Student veterans at the University of South Florida are holding weekly Got Your 6 classes this summer. The three-hour session is voluntary, yet it is attracting a lot of participants. Continue reading

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