The Station Foundation: Code REDD Fellowship 2013
“It has been a dream of mine to give back to a Community that is so deserving and close to my heart. This fellowship will not only help me as I transition from college but also be a fulfilling experience that I will cherish,”
– Jazlyn Redd, Fellow, The Station Foundation (TSF)
The Station Foundation – Redd Fellowship ($30,000). Paid for the one-year internship of Gold Star daughter to develop and deliver programs for other Gold Star children.
The STATION exists to guide our warriors home after combat, restoring family and community relationships. We believe that in order for service members to successfully transition we must meet them on their journey and guide them home in a manner that aligns with their values and culture. http://thestationfoundation.org/
CODE REDD Fellowship. CODE REDD is named in honor of Steve Redd – a Fallen Night Stalker. Steve’s daughter, Jazlyn is the first fellow. The fellowship was inspired by Jazlyn’s story. She spoke to us about the need for organizations to extend support beyond college scholarships. She showed the need to help the college grads live up to their full potential; and live as their father’s legacy. CODE REDD Fellows will be given a year to transition and be groomed for work in the private sector. It is also an opportunity for them to provide programs to their Gold Star Community family members – spouses, children and possibly siblings.
Press Release excerpt:
As part of a long-term collaboration supporting Gold Star initiatives within United States Special Operations Command, TD Foundation partnered with THE STATION to fully fund a 15-month Fellowship Program for Special Operations Gold Star college graduates. The fellowship, the first of its kind, is designed to harness recent successes from college and thrust graduates back into their communities as leaders of social impact.
“We’re excited for this opportunity, and humbled to have TD Foundation on board.” commented Kevin Stacy, the Executive Director of THE STATION and former Special Operations Officer. “We know the value an initiative of this magnitude will have–it stretches beyond the Fellow involved. This is a significant step to honoring a commitment we make to all of our Fallen Warriors, and know its influence will penetrate the entire Special Operations Community. The TD Foundation gets it and stands alongside us to deliver this world class experience. You cannot ask for a better teammate.”
The Fellowship is one aspect of a much broader strategy within THE STATION’s mission to support the Special Operations Community. Through its customized experiences in Montana, THE STATION presents opportunities for members to reconnect to what matters most in their lives. Rooted in performance and the values of Special Operations, THE STATION serves as a critical stop on the journey home for all members of the Community.
“We take our commitment to our Fallen Warriors seriously.” added Tom Deierlein, co-founder of the TD Foundation. “At the same time, we remain dedicated to our most precious victims of combat–our children. We are grateful for the works of THE STATION, and see this as a powerful partnership in carrying our mission forward. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a tremendous, lasting difference, especially by empowering our children as they continue to carry the unforgiving burdens of combat.”