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Sponsor Families!

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2019) Permanent link   All Posts
Jill Friedman

With the holiday season in full swing and families going to great lengths to be together, I thought I’d give a little insight into a not so well known program that the Academy offers – the Sponsor Family Program.

The program provides families from the local area who volunteer to ‘adopt’ cadets. During Swab Summer, all swabs are given the opportunity to sign up for a sponsor family at which time they fill out a survey to determine what kind of family they want. Questions range from whether you like kids, dogs, what your interests are, and captures a bunch of other information so you can be matched up with a good family. Cadets meet their sponsor family at the Academy one night during Swab Summer for dinner and to set up any plans for the Mystic Flag Ceremony or liberty as soon as the summer ends.

How much you see your sponsor family is your choice. Some people who live farther away will spend long weekends and holidays with their sponsor families; some just go over once in a while for a day during the weekend.

I have a sponsor family and I love going to their house. I go over to bake, spend time with the family, and just relax away from all the regulations of the Academy.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at [email protected].