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2013/014 - Pursuit of Happiness

National President                              Sr. National President
Caitlin M. Collins                                   Hans Jackson
3 Seneca Ave West                              7 Mount Pleasant Street
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047-1918     Derry, NH 03038-2043
(847)337-5702 C                                    (603) 548-5746 C
collin24@muohio.edu                         (781) 685-6819 W

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with   certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Our nation’s founding document states that all citizens are entitled to the pursuit of happiness. Today, an education often allows us to further our opportunities, creating our own happy ending. The pursuit of higher education is not always an easy task, especially for veterans returning home from serving our country.

The 2013-2014 National Project will support the Student Veterans of America, a non-profit organization whose mission is “to provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.” There are over 750 chapters that are officially recognized as student groups on college campuses around the country. In addition to creating chapters, the organization helps the veterans by building student centers at their colleges, and providing childcare for the returning veterans families. In the newly built student centers, student veterans have access to everything they may need in order for them to succeed both academically and personally. SVA provides job counseling and more to help the entire family. Leadership is another important aspect of the organization. It is important that our military men and women understand how they can transfer their experiences from serving in the armed forces into their professional everyday lives. SVA works hard to make sure that our nation’s heroes get the     assistance they need by creating a more comfortable environment for them when they return to their schooling dreams. With the aid of SVA on college campuses, graduation rates among veterans have risen.

The 2013-2014 National Theme is Pursuit of Happiness to support the 2013-2014 National Project, Student Veterans of America. We will work together this year to raise funds and support the educational goals of those veterans who have given so much to protect our freedoms.