ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The founder and CEO of The Mission Continues has made Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Eric Greitens was a U.S. Navy SEAL officer and a community service innovator. He started “The Mission Continues” in 2007.
Greitens graduated from Duke University and was a Rhodes and Truman Scholar.
The Mission Continues is a community service organization that helps post-9/11 veterans transition from the military to leadership roles at home. The Mission Continues benefits veterans and communities in equal measure.
The organization sponsors veterans’ enrollment in a 6-month service and leadership program. These veterans dedicate themselves to serving in their community, volunteering for at least 20 hours a week in community organizations to address issues like homelessness, illiteracy and unemployment.
The Mission Continues provides resources and a living stipend to these veterans while they apply their skills to address our communities’ most pressing problems. Since its inception, The Mission Continues has awarded more than 600 fellowships and engaged thousands of volunteers at more than 350 community organizations. For more information, please visit www.missioncontinues.org or follow us on Twitter: @missioncontinue