In 2010, Jeff and Rebecca Bacon co-founded the Wyakin Warrior Foundation with Idaho State Senator Marv Hagedorn to provide a pathway for wounded and injured veterans to transition through education into careers of their choosing.
Now in its fifth year, program graduation and job placement rates remain strong, and are double the national average. It has since been described as the most comprehensive program of its kind in the nation and the USO has named Wyakin “best in class” among their “Battlefield to the Community” partner programs.
The need for the program continues to be great. “Each year for the next five years, more than 200,000 service members will transition from active duty service to the civilian community. Many of them will face significant challenges as they reintegrate back into civilian society.”* The most wounded, injured or ill young veterans will face the most daunting challenges. Many proud Americans want to help, but don’t know how. Supporting the education and job placement mission of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation offers a profound way to help.
Wyakin Foundation deeply values our relationships with our student Veterans, volunteers, mentors, donors, and sponsors. As an independent organization, we are not affiliated with any other Veteran organizations and we raise funds solely for our program and the Veterans we serve. Our full financial records are always available online and we welcome any questions that you may have. For more information please view our FAQ.
In 2014, 74% of our dollars went to programs and for 2015, we expect that number to grow to 83%. For more financial details please visit our Financials page.