Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Create a culture in which our Shipmates are helping Shipmates maintain a course of success through good decision making.
CSADD is a peer-to-peer mentorship program used Navy-wide. The program is geared at Sailors 18 to 25 years old, to reinforce our culture of "Shipmates helping Shipmates". Not only is the program used to encourage positve decision making, it is also a great tool to help build leadership skills in young Sailors. The CSADD program is unique because it helps provide young Sailors with leadership opportunities via peer to peer interaction and promotes creative thinking to combat destructive behavior.
The cornerstone of a CSADD chapter is discussing issues that cause Sailors to make the wrong decisions and discovering new ways to prevent Sailors from making those decisions. Each month CSADD covers a different topic of training and enables them to discuss as a group. The manner in which the topic is trained is entirely up to the chapter. CSADD gives chapters the opportunity to do things their own way and think of creative ways to tackle the topics.
by Alex M. from Jacksonville, FL
A great group of men and women! They drove all the way from Georgia recently and volunteered at an event thrown by my nonprofit. We provide services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Dealing with this population can at times be very difficult, but each member of CSMADD treated all our participants with kindness and respect. I cannot recommend them enough.