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Navy SEAL Museum Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Saint Lucie County to Provide “SEAL Experience”
Fort Pierce, Fla. – January 26, 2021 – The Navy SEAL Museum proudly announces partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Saint Lucie County (BGCSLC). Unveiling the “SEAL Experience” program, the Museum’s Executive Team will oversee the new curriculum for a small group of young adults from BGCSLC once a week.
The SEAL Experience encourages participants to set and attain exceptional goals for themselves under the guidance and direction of experienced Navy SEALs. Through this exclusive program, youth participants will gain new understanding of and appreciation for the precepts for which the program is named, inspired by the warriors of Naval Special Warfare who uphold these same mandates: Service, Endurance, Achievement, Leadership.
“The Museum is proud to be hosting and working closely with the Boy & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County,” said Grant Mann, retired Navy SEAL Commander and Museum Executive Director. “As Navy SEALs, we have experienced many life-challenging events and learned firsthand about teamwork, perseverance, attaining goals, and what it means to be an American. My hope is to pass on some of these lessons to a new generation through face-to-face interaction and experiences with my team here at the Museum. I was a Boys & Girls Club child growing up in Bradenton, Florida and learned many valuable lessons in that after school program that have helped make me the person I am today.”
The six-week program’s curriculum focuses on increasing self-confidence, facilitating friendly competition, encouraging teamwork, promoting mental fortitude, and advancing physical fitness. Additionally, participants will experience the Navy SEAL Museum as narrated by Master Chief Ken Corona, Master Chief Rick Kaiser, and Commander Grant Mann. With more than 90 years combined combat and training experience among them, the Museum’s Executive Team is well-versed in discipline, sacrifice, and service to others.
“For our ClubKids to have this amazing opportunity of character building facilitated by a team of Navy SEAL alumnus is a blessing to their growth as Club members and young adults,” said Will Armstead, CEO of BGCSLC.
About Boys & Girls Club of Saint Lucie County
For over 25 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County has been at the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. With 22 locations throughout the county, we are able to serve more than 16,000 youth annually with our afterschool, summer, and outreach programming such as truancy.
The Clubs offer daily access to a broad range of programs that promote health, social, educational, vocational, character, and leadership development. Club programs foster a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and influence that builds self-confidence and self-esteem. The scope and depth of our programming addresses the community’s need for positive programs for these at-risk youth. For example, our SMART Moves program teaches resistance skills when dealing with substance abuse, HIV/Aids, smoking, and premature sexual activity.
The Boys & Girls Club of SLC is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), a national organization. BGCA provides assistance to local Clubs via program creation, staff and resource development, organizational planning, and administration.
About The Navy SEAL Museum
The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat divers, the Frogmen. Built to honor the men who served with fortitude and ingenuity, the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum first opened its doors on Veterans Day in 1985. From humble beginnings, the facility has experienced tremendous growth, achieving national stature in 2007. The main objective of the Museum remains the promotion of public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits, while honoring the fallen at the SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors’ families through Trident House Charities.
The Navy SEAL Museum
For further information, contact:
Phone: (772) 595-5845 x 216
Mail to: Elaine@navysealmuseum.org
Phone: (913) 244-4782
Mail to: Rolf@navysealmuseum.org
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