Requirements to be a Mentor


Upcoming Mentor Classes

To connect Veterans that are struggling in the darkness with a Veteran that has come out of the darkness and began their journey of success. 

Shockwave Veteran Mentors

If interested in applying and interviewing for a Shockwave Mentor position, please click here and we will contact you as soon as possible. 

Alpha Class 2017 - February 16 & 17 (Completed)

Bravo Class 2017 - May 18 & 19 (Full)

Charlie Class 2017 - TBD in August(Open)

Delta Class 2017 - TBD in November (Open)

  • Must have served in the U.S. Military, combat experience and era are irrelevant.
  • Have a passion and drive to help fellow Warriors obtain success in life.
  • Have Lived Experience in the struggles of transitioning from military service to community.

We are a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization and your donations are greatly appreciated and will assist us in facilitating our programs to Veterans and to impact our Veteran Community.
Tax ID #47-4715198


Training will be primarily be conducted by Marine Corps combat Veteran Andrew Jones and Suicide Prevention Trainer Sande Roberts M.A.and will consist of two 8 hour days focused on:

  • Overall vision of the program
  • Expectations of each Mentor
  • Mentors expectations of The Ripple Effect
  • Communication techniques
  • How to navigate community resources
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) "Tapping"
  • Learning to apply principles of military training to be effectively utilized in life as a Veteran
  • Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention techniques
  • What Would You Do training scenarios and role-playing
  • Graduating with an I CAN, I WILL, I MUST attitude

When Military Veterans return to our communities there will always be a period of transition that is all too often ill-prepared for and will cause levels of stress in a Veteran's life.  This is true for all eras and all experiences of combat or no combat.  Having another Veteran available to guide them through the transition and getting them in touch with all available and needed resources is vital to the overall success of the transition.  This program not only focuses on ensuring the transition is successful, but the overall quality of life for the Veteran and their family is at it's highest level.  Mentors are encouraged to "do life" with their Mentees and to help them grow to a level of self-sustainability with the vision they will one day Mentor other Veterans in the same manner.