.@WWE is proud to support @acpvets in their efforts to help veterans start new career paths. This National Mentoring Month, I'm proud to announce I am teaming up with ACP as a Military Mentor! Visit https://t.co/3EgV02vhns for more info. pic.twitter.com/mrSgQCHP5L— 𝕂𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕋𝕖𝕫 (@MontezFordWWE) January 17, 2024
STAMFORD, Conn., January 17, 2024 – WWE®, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), today announced a new partnership with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering returning veterans and active-duty spouses through one-on-one professional development mentorship programs. As part of the partnership, WWE Superstar and former United States Marine Montez Ford will become the first professional athlete to serve as a registered mentor for ACP.
“WWE has a long-standing history of supporting our nation’s active service members, veterans and their families,” said WWE Superstar Montez Ford, who served in the U.S. Marines from 2008 until 2012. “It is an honor to represent WWE as part of this partnership with ACP and its outstanding mentorship program.”
Launched in 2008, ACP personally pairs applicants with a hand-picked mentor based on career compatibility, experience level, location and personal interests. Today, more than 30,000 veterans and spouses have completed their ACP mentorship, which includes access to résumé building and interview preparation, career exploration, networking opportunities, small business development and leadership and professional communication resources.
“All of us at ACP are excited to begin our partnership with WWE,” said Sidney E. Goodfriend, Chairman of ACP. “Frequently our post 9/11 veteran proteges seek career guidance in the field of entertainment and we are delighted to be able to provide them with mentors from a top leader in the industry.”
For additional information on ACP, please visit https://www.acp-usa.org/.
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About American Corporate Partners
Established in 2008, American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering post-9/11 veterans and active-duty spouses (Protégés) in navigating their career transitions. Through personalized one-on-one mentoring, robust networking opportunities, and tailored online career advice, ACP has facilitated successful career paths for those who have served our nation. Currently fostering over 4,900 mentorships, ACP's impactful initiatives are made possible through strategic collaborations with corporate partners. Over 30,000 Protégés have completed their ACP mentorship.
At the heart of ACP's mission is a commitment to individualized support. Each Protégé is paired with a carefully selected Mentor who provides guidance and assistance in achieving their unique career goals. This year-long mentorship is expertly facilitated by dedicated operations associates, ensuring a meaningful and impactful journey for both Mentors and Protégés. ACP's innovative approach to mentorship creates lasting connections that empower veterans and military spouses to thrive in the civilian workforce.