Boots2Roots is bridging the gap from serving our country to strengthening Maine communities. We do this by working exclusively with active duty military members and their families who are planning to transition to Maine. We are the only organization in Maine specifically focused on preparing these soon-to-be veterans up to a year before they begin their transition, so they can hit the ground running when they arrive in Maine.
The Boots2Roots program focuses on employment and community integration built on networking connections based on trust while being an important contributor to Maine’s workforce development efforts.
Boots2Roots has three primary goals: That our Teammates (clients) will…
1) Find fulfilling, well paying employment within two months of arriving in Maine
2) Will connect with necessary community contacts before and during the transition to Maine
3) Remain in their first post-military job for at least one year
Two and a half years ago, Boots2Roots was built based on the hypothesis that early, personalized preparation and networking will enable Maine’s newest active duty veterans to hit the ground running, gain and maintain financial stability from the start, and add new energy to Maine’s workforce!
The proof of concept is in our results. We have provided services to over 70 Teammates and our three goals have consistently been met at a rate of 89% or greater.
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