MILITARY

The Wounded Warrior Project announced a new grant in support of Harker Heights-based Military Child Education Coalition, an organization working to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments, and family separation.

This grant of $150,000 will sustain the Student 2 Student program and Parent to Parent workshops for students and parents in Colorado Springs area schools.

“The children of wounded warriors face unique challenges,” said retired Lt. Gen. Mike Linnington, the CEO of the Wounded Warrior Project. “We’re proud to support Military Child Education Coalition and the work they’re doing to equip military-connected parents and children with the academic environment, knowledge, resources and tools to thrive in their communities.

“Military-connected children and families may experience challenges that can affect their well-being and educational attainment,” said Mary Keller, MCEC president and chief executive officer. “Wounded Warrior Project’s generous support has enabled MCEC to provide evidenced-informed initiatives that make a real difference for children, parents, and professionals.”

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