Special Operations Forces Warrior Outdoor Leadership for the Future, or SOFWOLF, a nonprofit organization offering college and career outdoor leadership opportunities for teenagers of the fallen special operations forces community, announced it is hosting its 2018 Warrior Outdoor Leadership for the Future program this week in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, in partnership with Teton Science School. The leadership program, which runs July 14-21, provides students with backcountry hiking and canoeing, resume and career development, navigation skills, and mentoring.
“We look forward to welcoming new students to the SOFWOLF family and providing them with an educational, physical and mentally invigorating experience,” said Sara Moola, co-founder of SOFWOLF. “It is our honor and privilege to continue to serve family members of fallen special operations forces.”
The theme of this year’s SOFWOLF program is True Grit. The program differs from conventional text- and classroom-based education in that it recognizes the students’ local community as one of the primary resources for learning. During this place-based education program, students work with members of both SOFWOLF and Teton Science School to connect their classroom and field experience with a three-day backcountry leadership program in Grand Teton National Park.