Georgia Children's Cabinet Visits the Kennesaw State University Veterans Resource Center

November 18, 2014

Kennesaw, GA – In support of November Military and Veteran Appreciation Month, First Lady Sandra Deal and the Georgia Children’s Cabinet visited the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Veterans Resource Center. The campus veterans center is just one of 23 campus centers throughout the University System of Georgia (USG), all established with the mission to support Georgia’s returning veterans. Supportive initiatives available to veterans through these resource centers include financial aid assistance, such as claiming financial aid benefits from the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, which expands educational benefits to veterans who have served after September 11, 2001. The center also provides family support services and workforce integration programs and helps veterans pass educational financial benefits on to their spouses and children.

Additionally, the KSU Veterans Resource Center as well as USG campus veterans’ centers across Georgia provide veterans with community resources such as mutual and group support services. Available mentorship programs include “Got Your 6”, which aims to raise awareness and promote the wellness of campus veterans. The program includes staff and student training in an effort to understand the issues and obstacles facing veterans who are returning to the community.

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is also involved in the effort to assist Georgia’s veterans with workforce and supportive initiatives in place across many of the 23 TCSG schools in Georgia.  These efforts include programs to train and prepare veterans to transition into positions that match their skill-set, such as in IT, the medical field, or engineering.

For more information on these programs please reference the USG website: http://www.usg.edu/student_affairs/military/ or the TCSG website: https://tcsg.edu/military_landing.php.