The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Maine’s Outdoor Learning Center proudly held the Inaugural WWIA Guide School in April/May, 2016. The WWIA Guide School is the world’s first multidisciplinary, adaptive sporting guide program for Purple Heart recipients. It is an all-expense-paid, 10-day course.
Since 2016, WWIA instructors trained and certified 3 classes of Purple Heart recipients. These 21 Heroes now lead their fellow combat-wounded veterans at other WWIA events.
Candidates for Guide School are Purple Heart Associates who are nominated by their peers and identified by WWIA for their demonstrated leadership potential.