What is the OJT Program?
The OJT program is for wounded or disabled veterans participating in Team River Runner is an opportunity for professional growth and skill building in many areas. The OJT veteran will be working 10 hours each week for 30 weeks on regular Team River Runner activities, in all phases: outreach, program delivery and instruction, and follow up data recording for each paddling session. The idea is to build chapter leadership from within the program. We have been successful with this as some of our former OJT participants have started their own chapters. Additionally, the OJT veteran will develop leadership skills that will be applicable to other careers such as volunteer and equipment management and adaptive sports instruction. Each OJT veteran will have one or more mentors to provide advice and support as needed.
The OJT program is funded by Disabled Sports USA through an Adaptive Sports Gran from the Department of Veterans Administration.