FDU to Host an Appreciation Fun Day for Veterans and Their FamiliesTeaneck, NJ (July 8, 2009) — A FUN DAY for veterans and their families, featuring free educational sessions for veterans and activities for their children, will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This FUN DAY will be held on the Commencement Green on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, off Route 4, River Road exit, in Teaneck, N.J.
During this FUN DAY, veterans may select from four topics during the morning sessions. The free one-hour session at 9:30 a.m. features two concurrent topics: “Your Yellow Ribbon Benefits” and “Making Your Skills Count.” At 11 a.m., the topics “Strategies for Career Success” and “What You’ve Earned as a Family” are offered.
While the adults are in session, there are free activities for children ages 6-13, including arts and crafts, kickball, face painting, and a Bounce House. Following a picnic at noon, families can participate in old-fashioned carnival games such as sack and egg races. Plenty of popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones will be available to close the day at 3 p.m.
All activities are free, and registration is required. Veterans should call 201-692-2190 for more information. In case of rain, the Fun Day will be held in FDU’s Fitness Center.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is a recipient of a Success for Vets Grant announced by Wal-Mart Foundation and the American Council on Education and a participant in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Advancement program through which eligible veterans will be able to attend FDU at no charge. In support of the Yellow Ribbon program, FDU has formed a Veterans Education Taskforce (VET) to develop a comprehensive model for veterans’ services. In addition, FDU has a free Veteran Mentor Program focusing on opportunities and challenges in starting and growing one’s own business. The University is an education partner with the National Guard, and FDU’s Center for Psychological Services has been a provider of mental health services to veterans and their families since 1983.