FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry today toured Wounded Warrior Project’s new TRACK facility, which helps rehabilitate and retrain veterans who have been injured in the line of duty to ease their transition back into civilian life.
“I am truly grateful for the sacrifices these brave men and women make on a daily basis to protect our freedom,” Gov. Perry said. “Programs like this facility help provide our service members with the resources our service men and women need and deserve as they return home and transition back into the workforce.”
The TRACK program was launched in August 2008 to offer wounded warriors an integrated approach to address long-term needs for education and training, advocacy, and secondary rehabilitative care. The 12 month program offers participants a range of college classes and services customized to their needs, helping build career skills, train in veterans’ advocacy, and continue recovery toward a more independent life.
Participants attend college classes as a group, with the ability to draw from their shared experiences. The program includes classroom-based learning, health and wellness training and support services, personal finance workshops and resume and interview preparation. Participants also complete an externship component with a local employer.
The new San Antonio TRACK facility features three state-of-the art classrooms, a gym, and individual workspaces for the students and instructors. Each TRACK student receives a scholarship that covers all class fees, books, materials, a laptop, as well as individual housing and living expenses. Classes are provided through Alamo College, and credit can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or vocational certificate.
Wounded Warrior Project works to help meet the needs of injured service members, raise awareness of their sacrifices and ease their transition from the battle field by providing unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
For more information on Wounded Warrior Project, please visit woundedwarriorproject.org