Peer Advisors for Veteran Education helps student veterans transition from military to campus

Jennifer Croker participates in an event hosted by PAVE at the UI Outdoor Creation Challenge Course. Team leader Tiffany Baker-Strothkamp says the event focused on the important of building a support network and trusting those you choose to be involved in your life. The University of Iowa’s at PAVE was profiled in a recent article.

From the article: “It’s a peer program,” Baker-Strothkamp says. “It’s, ‘Hey, we’ve been there, we’ve done it, we understand what you’re going through.’ When you have that veteran-to-veteran connection, the fear of ‘maybe they’re not going to understand what I’m saying or what I’m trying to say’ is lowered instantly because we have this common language.”

(From the University of Iowa website)
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