What we stand for.
Our organization wants to change the number of veterans who chose to end their lives by providing a healthy way to regain their sense of purpose that is lost after leaving the military. We organize community outreach programs and trips to less fortunate parts of the world to provide those people there with shelters built by our veterans.
Vision, Issues, & Values
Our organization provides transitoning assistance to veterans who are struggling once out of the military. We want to give each veteran A Sense of Mission, Teamwork, and Adveture during a 15 day program that combines partnered civic projets, adventure sports, and counseling in and around the Pacific Southwester Coast of Nicaragua.
Sense of Mission: This is accomplished thorugh partnership with the indigenous community to build prefabricated houses for families identified by the mayor of Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua. Additonal projects will complete construction of a school on Ometepe Island, and partner with remote indiegenous village sto provide fresh water through digging of wells and isntallation of water transport infrastructure.
Sense of Family | Teamwork | Camadraderie: Many veterans struggle with the transition to civilian life, because of the lost sens of working as a valued part of a team whose purpose is greater than the goals of the individual. For many veterans, their military unit was their family. Our mission is to create a group of approximately 15 military veterans working in partnhership with the indigenous Nahua population of Nicaragua. This provides the veterans an opportunity to share thier stories with peers, as well as certified and experienced psychological, spiritual, and financial counselors, and former leaders from various military backgrounds.
Adventure: The military adage “work hard; play hard” is added to our mission in Nicaragua. In additoin to hard work, veterans are provided with opportunities to swim, hike, surf, and participate in sal water fishing trips, horseback riding, jungle canopy zip-line tours as well as volcano boarding in Cerro Negro and assist with efforts to save endangered sea turtles. Other activities such as yoga and jiu-jitsu are available.
Participating veterans are provided with transportation, lodging, meals, and assistance with adventure activities at Popoyo Surf Lodge. Additonal adventure activities will be conducted in conjuction with local vendors. Future efforts will inspire veterans with physical limitations such as loss of limb or eyesight.
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About Our Founders:
Kelly Lynn: ” I am just a regular guy that had a tragic situation in my life, losing my brother to suicide and PTSD. I wanted to make a negative into a positive, so I have tire to do my best of that through 22 Shenanigans. I have been working on putting together a team to help make this dream become a reality. What you guys have to offer is a giant piece to that puzzle.” Kelly Lynn Attorney at Law.