The Tom Joyner Foundation’s Veterans Education Program is a comprehensive initiative that provides support services for America’s veterans. In partnerships with specific Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) around the country, the program is designed to help veterans succeed academically, and make a comfortable transition back to their homes, their families and communities.
The goals of the program are:
- To increase male and female enrollment of veterans in college
- To achieve satisfactory completion rate for veteran students
- To assist in the successful transition of veteran students from college to the work place.
Our comprehensive program combines support in the following areas:
- Education – veterans transition course, veterans only courses, experiential learning credit (if applicable), distance learning courses
- Counseling – coordination with VA, local mental health organizations and/or college mental health services to ensure that veterans have access to quality mental health services to aid in their transition home (PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc)
- Supportive Services – career development/employment assistance as they complete program, resource referral for identified needs (housing, childcare, health care, employment, etc), veteran center with computer lab.
Program partners (not limited to):
- Selected HBCUs
- United States Veterans Affairs
- Housing Authorities
- Community organizations
- National organizations
- Government agencies
- Job Centers
Central State University
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Fall 2012 enrollment
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