JCCC Veterans Club
The Veterans Club is an inclusive, non-partisan group that supports all JCCC students connected to military services – active duty, veterans, Reserve, Guard – and their dependents.
The club's goal is to provide tools for veterans and military students to be successful at JCCC, social activities, opportunities to participate in community service, further the advancement of veterans in higher education and networking.
The club meets the first Wednesday of the month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. and the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. Refreshments are served at all meetings, which are in the Veteran & Military Student Resource Center, COM 305.
#22KILL Awareness Campaign
In October and November, the JCCC Veterans Club and Active Minds teamed up to present #22KILL, a campaign under the nonprofit Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. In 2012, the VA released a Suicide Data Report that and average of 22 veterans are “Killed By Suicide” (KBS) every day.
The name “22KILL” is meant to grab people’s attention, because the primary mission begins with raising awareness to the issue. Suicide prevention is a very difficult task to undertake, especially when the general public is unaware of the issue in the first place.
With this goal in mind, the two student groups requested assistance from the JCCC faculty, staff and students, as well as the surrounding community, in donating to the #22Pushups Challenge. Refer to this playlist containing over 9,000 pushups for #22KILL. Thank your for your participation and help to raise awareness to help our veterans.
Advisor: Stephen Navarro
For more information you can email JCCC Veterans Services or join us on JCCC Veterans Facebook where we are constantly updating and posting information about job fairs, local events, and the club in general.
Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Johnson County Community College’s Veterans Club is an official chapter member of Student Veterans of America, SVA, which works to provide veterans with resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation. The SVA works closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and veteran service organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as government agencies to provide the best possible options to the country's growing population of veterans as they transition from their service to the civilian world and going back to school.