(FinancialHealth.net) – People across the country are cooped up in their homes while federal and state officials try to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents and students are working from home during this time, and some of them are finding it a bit difficult. That’s why an organization composed of Gold Star families is stepping in to help.
The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is holding “Character Does Matter” sessions on Facebook Live every school day at 1:00 p.m. EST. The foundation is named after 1st Lt. Travis Manion, a Marine who died in 2007 while saving his fellow soldiers in Iraq. The classes, offered each afternoon, pair middle and elementary school kids with TMF veterans to teach the students life skills.
Veterans can get involved too. The foundation is looking for more volunteers to help out.
Social distancing? Here's a way to give back to your community while at home. In partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation, we encourage you to become a "Character Does Matter" mentor. Join this free online training by filling out an application: https://t.co/YGzTdFLa5y pic.twitter.com/AiuzEUMERP
— Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare (@cohenmetrocare) March 26, 2020
According to a Facebook post on the organization’s page, some of the topics include “love, self-regulation, judgement, and leadership.” The Character Does Matter program is sponsored by Under Armour. Fox News reports it’s impacted more than 300,000 kids since it began.
TMF’s work is very much needed right now. Children are always looking for strong role models to teach them the skills they need to succeed. Who’s more qualified to do that than a veteran?
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