Member Spotlight: Gratitude Initiative

The Innovation Underground is honored to introduce their newest non-profit member, Gratitude Initiative (GI). GI’s mission is to provide college scholarships and educational support to the children and families of military service members, veterans, disabled veterans, and those killed in defense of our country. Over a decade of conflict and involvement in two wars has placed a stress on military and veteran households that is unparalleled in our nation’s history. GI and its supporters strive to ease some of the burden on these patriot families by helping their children achieve life-changing opportunities through education. Their main activities are:

1. Award scholarship funds to children to attend college or technical school to help make their future dreams come true without the burden of many years of school debt.

2. Provide educational services and support to help military children achieve their educational and career goals.

3. Raise awareness and provide services to help children cope with the challenges brought on by having a mother or father deployed overseas for military service or dealing with the disability or death of a parent due to combat action.

4. Host summer camps at affiliated universities for high school students to help bolster college readiness, celebrate being a teenager, and relieve some of the burdens brought on by the weight of a family involved in war.

The Innovation Underground Team joined forces with Gratitude Initiative last summer after serving together as mentors for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities.

To learn more about GI, visit our members page.