Boys & Girls Club ‘FIRST LIGHT PROJECT’ Seeking Veteran Mentors

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Mary C. Rich Clubhouse Address: 347 Stillwater Avenue Stamford, CT

First Light Project is a new and innovative violence prevention program that launched in the Fall of 2016 out of the Boys & Girls Club in Stamford. This 10-week mentoring program pairs combat veterans with at-risk youth to have a shared dialogue built on mutual understanding of trauma and perseverance. The intention is to alleviate the gun violence in Stamford while also bridging the civil-military divide in our community.

The First Light Project is currently seeking post-9/11 and Gulf War veterans for our future cohorts. Meetings will be at the Mary C. Rich Clubhouse on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 pm with dinner provided. The volunteer positions are being filled quickly, so please apply as soon as possible. 

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.

We are also open to further media interviews regarding the First Light Program, gun violence prevention in Stamford, or veteran reintegration with the local community.

Apply today:

Stephen Kennedy

Connecticut Team Leader, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America

First Light Project Veteran Outreach Coordinator  

Michael Cotela

Executive Director


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