Sponsors?

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  1. Bruin_2019

    Bruin_2019 New Member

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    I've vaguely heard the term thrown around, but I'd like to get more information on what exactly a 'sponsor' is. Does everybody get one? What do they do for you? How often are you allowed to visit them?

    Also, any helpful tips on prepping for r-day would be appreciated
     
  2. TennisDad

    TennisDad CGA Admissions Partner

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    TennisDad CGA Admissions Partner

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    from the CGA Parent Handbook:

    "Sponsor Family Program: A home away from home, sponsor families are available to each cadet after Swab Summer. Participating Coast Guard, and other local military and civilian, families volunteer to take in a cadet as an extended member of their family. Background checks have been conducted on all sponsor families and, depending on the strength of the relationship, many extend courtesies such as overnight stays on weekends, food, holiday meals, transportation, and of course friendship and mentoring. This is a great opportunity for cadets to relieve the stress of Academy life!"
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Sponsor families can be great. I still keep in touch with my sponsor family from time to time. I ran into my sponsor dad at a recent CGA reunion.

    I highly recommend signing up for a sponsor family.
     
  5. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    Ditto on what everybody has said. It's a great program. My son's sponsor mom has been so helpful to him and all of us.
     

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