ACP Hosts Spouse Mentor Orientation Call - 2019 Quarter One

On Tuesday, March 5, ACP held its first conference call for all new Mentors in ACP's Spouse Mentoring Program. The call allowed for Spouse Mentors to connect and openly discuss milspouse lifestyle, best practices and questions.

ACP’s Executive Director, Colleen Deere, opened the call with an overview of ACP’s history and and launch of the new Spouse Program. Following Colleen's remarks, the group heard from Melissa Helmick, the wife of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Helmick, about the military lifestyle and challenges spouses face. Next, seasoned ACP Mentor Mark Schlander shared his experience volunteering with ACP for the past several years and offered tips on best practices.

The call closed with an open question & answer session, during which Mentors discussed resources for spouses and how to help a Protégé translate volunteer experience into a full-time opportunity. 

ACP’s next Spouse Mentor Orientation Call will take place in 2019’s second quarter, and all new Mentors will be invited to attend. For more information, please reach out to ACP at

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