The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation is proud to extend our relationship with Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. with the gift of two scholarships for veterans in the inspiring 22Fellows Program, Class 152. The 22Fellows is a full-time program for a committed group of ambitious veteran leaders in the Dallas, Texas area. HCC partnered with the SMU Cox School of Business and the Caruth Center of Entrepreneurship to create a non-degree bearing program, entailing approximately 336 hours of informative sessions and case studies, and covering expansive approaches to veteran leaders in business and community. The curriculum concentrates on the three core components of education, mentorship and community.
HCC found that veterans are typically underutilized after serving in the military, despite being formally trained in leadership and instilled with remarkable discipline. Honor Courage Commitment created 22Fellows to help maximize veteran talent to build local communities. This initiative connects veteran participants with distinguished veteran entrepreneurs and high-level executives in both the for-profit and not-for-profit industries as a way to develop the veterans' talent. Participants learn varying methodologies of entrepreneurship, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in both the economy and their communities.
The 22Fellows will also have a chance to meet and build relationships with guest speakers comprised of entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, pro athletes, and executive leaders. The alumni remain actively involved, ensuring the program continues to meet the needs of future veteran leaders.
The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation saw a need to fill scholarships for these ambitious veterans, and applauds the quality of content and training HCC provides for them. The program is strenuous and costly, requiring a 16-week full-time commitment with class five days a week and an additional four to eight weekend days for community projects. The weekday will typically consist of half-day classroom lectures and guest speakers, and the other half in the veteran incubator office working on personal business development and community events. Jordan and the Foundation are extremely proud to support these veterans and this program with training and opportunities.
To learn more about the program, visit http://www.honorcouragecommitment.org.