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Guide School

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 4 classes of Purple Heart recipients. These 25 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.