Military Families to Receive Scholarships Thanks to Unique Partnership Between ThanksUSA and Be a Hero-Hire a Hero/The Judge Group
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ThanksUSA today announced that it is partnering with Be a Hero-Hire a Hero/The Judge Group, the nation's premiere organization for veterans transitioning to civilian life, to provide ThanksUSA need-based scholarships to the children and spouses of America's troops. The partnership brings together career and educational opportunities for the first time to build and strengthen the next generation of American leaders from the ranks of veterans, active personnel and military families.
"Our veterans and troops deserve every career opportunity when they return home and through our career expos we are able to help them make the transition to the work force. Adding an education component takes it to the next level," said Jeff Klare, CEO and founder of Be a Hero-Hire a Hero. "With the scholarship funding passion and knowledge ThanksUSA brings, our military families will establish the next tier of leadership in the U.S."
The joint effort will culminate in the biggest career event for veterans and their families in U.S. history: On September 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. ThanksUSA, along with the Veterans Aid Foundation, will host the Be a Hero-Hire a Hero/The Judge Group Veteran's Career Expo that will also be linked digitally to U.S. military bases worldwide. Up to 500 corporations are expected to participate and sponsor the event with a portion of the funds benefiting ThanksUSA.
"This partnership will strengthen our military's lifeline to the workforce by offering them the educational tools they need as they and their families transition to civilian life and look to the future," said ThanksUSA Executive Director Michele Stork. "The Career Expo means that we will be able to thank dozens more military families for their sacrifice through the gift of education."
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