In response to the nationwide quarantine and school closings due to COVID-19, one of the nation’s leading veteran nonprofit organizations, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), has decided to adapt its Character Does Matter Program to now be available online for students throughout the country.
TMF’s team of trained, vetted and inspirational veteran leaders will implement the Character Does Matter program to youth throughout the country via social media. Each weekday at 1 p.m., a TMF veteran mentor will host a Facebook Live video around character development, aimed at an elementary and middle school audience.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to log on along with their children to receive each day’s lesson and character activity. During the session, veterans will discuss a particular character strength, share their personal stories, work through a definition and activity that demonstrates that character strength, and challenge the students to continue to develop that strength. The veteran will then be available to respond to youth in real time via the comments section.
Visit the organization’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TravisManionFoundation/.