June 30, 2015
Alexis Wormley served four years in the United States Marine Corps. In the spring of 2014, nearly ten years to the day after leaving the military, Alexis was introduced to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). The experience was the first step in his journey to discover a new passion – youth mentorship. It was while attending a WWP conference that Alexis was introduced to The Mission Continues and learned about the Fellowship Program. A few months later, Alexis found himself in Houston surrounded by veterans from across the country with experiences, passions and desires similar to his.
For Alexis, his fellowship orientation brought back emotions he had not felt in over a decade:
“When I returned from the fellowship orientation, I was so motivated because I knew that I wasn’t alone. I have a team again that depends on me. I carried this enthusiasm into my fellowship service when I quickly realized that the students that I was mentoring also depend on me. But on a deeper level, it wasn’t motivating solely that people depend on me. What motivated me was that I had a mission that mattered again, just like my mission while in the military.”
Alexis serves as a Mission Continues Fellow at EYPC Mentoring Group, working one-on-one with young men to turn personal struggles into positive outcomes.
The Mission Continues Fellowship Program is accepting applications for our 2015 Delta Class. Apply by July 6, 2015. Get started today.