There are more than 600,000 spouses of active duty service members and with frequent moves, service member deployments and a lack of portable careers, many spouses struggle to focus on their own career development.
According to a recent Chamber of Commerce Foundation study, 70% of military spouses do not believe their education or work experience is being fully utilized in their current job.
ACP is here to assist.
Since the launch of the active duty spouse program in 2018, ACP has paired more than 1,500 military spouses with Mentors for a year-long, customized, one-on-one mentorship.
98% of spouse program Protégés would recommend the program.
93% found the program to be valuable to their professional development.
87% of spouses reported improved confidence in their career plans.
ACP hand-selects a Mentor for each spouse Protégé for year-long, customized, one-on-one mentorship. Mentors and Protégés connect at least once a month for up to a year.
Whether you are considering a new career, starting a small business or have recently moved locations, ACP has Mentors offering their assistance. Our Mentors are volunteers with years of experience and can help with:
- Career exploration
- Entrepreneurship and small business growth
- Résumé review
- Interview preparation
- Career coaching
- Overall professional development
"ACP had the biggest impact by allowing me to have the opportunity to meet with a neutral, third-party who could help me identify my blind spots and areas I could grow in. My Mentor was able to help me develop confidence in areas I wasn’t sure about and I appreciate having a 'cheerleader' who knew what they were talking about.” -Katie H.
"I am so thankful to have met my Mentor and developed a great friendship with her, I know she will continue to be a resource of wisdom in my life. Thank you, ACP for everything!" -Karen H.
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