The Rest of
Your Story
Starts Here.

Transition can be challenging, the path forward can be hard to find. Only you can define what success means to you; we’ll help you find the path that is uniquely yours.

Start Here

The Rest of
Your Story
Starts Here.

Transition can be challenging, the path forward can be hard to find. Only you can define what success means to you; we’ll help you find the path that is uniquely yours.

Start Here

FIND YOUR PATH

Veterans

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Donors

WHO WE ARE

The Wyakin Mission

To serve as a conduit, connecting wounded and injured veterans to their successful and fulfilling civilian futures through education, development, and guidance.

STRUCTURE. CONNECTION. PURPOSE.

Our Seven Tenets

The Wyakin program provides the structure within which our Warriors can frame and confidently write the rest of their story. We’ve built this structure around our Seven Tenets.

Mentorship

Educational/Financial
Assistance

Community
Impact

Networking

Professional
Development

Personal
Wellness

Wyakin
for Life

WYAKIN FOUNDATION

Diversity & Inclusion

We are here to serve our Warriors, and we meet that obligation by giving each of them our best. We draw no distinctions based on branch, deployment, commendation, or any other distinguishing characteristic of their service. Similarly, their race, color, religion, gender/expression, ancestry, ability, or sexual orientation will never serve as the basis for giving less than our full commitment to see them realize their healthy futures. Each of them is equally worthy of our most dedicated effort to support their goals.

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WYAKIN FOUNDATION

Meet Our Warriors

Ben Adams

U.S. Marine Corps
B.S. Political Science
Wyakin Warrior since 2018
Hometown: Emmett, ID

Sean LaNier

U.S. Army
B.A. Ministry
Wyakin Warrior since 2018
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID
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Amanda de la Guardia

U.S. Air Force
B.S. Nursing
Wyakin Warrior since 2018
Hometown: Miami, FL

Ben Adams

U.S. Marine Corps
B.S. Political Science
Wyakin Warrior since 2018
Hometown: Emmett, ID

Amanda de la Guardia

U.S. Air Force
B.S. Nursing
Wyakin Warrior since 2018
Hometown: Miami, FL

Sean LaNier

U.S. Army
B.A. Ministry
Wyakin Warrior since 2018
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID
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What is a Wyakin?

According to tradition, Nez Perce youth would travel to an isolated area, alone and vulnerable, until visited by a guardian being known as a wyakin. Once revealed, their wyakin would guide and protect them for life. In this same spirit, we share each Warrior’s journey, providing care and protection as we walk with them toward a healthy future. Our Warriors are never alone. 

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