To help military service members prepare for the transition into college, Cornell University recently hosted a weeklong academic boot camp as part of a nationwide initiative.
The program, Warrior-Scholars Project (WSP), offers free college preparatory classes to current and retired enlisted service members. It gives military members the opportunity to gain some college experience, skills and mentorships before enrolling in a higher education institution.
“Our whole mission is for those veterans who want to go back to school,” says WSP chief executive officer Ryan Pavel. “We’re going to help them get there. And it’s not just reading, writing or arithmetic. It’s the cultural change that is going to be from the military to academia.”