helps veterans, young people, and community leaders develop projects that make communities better.

Find an Expedition

StandWatch is all about taking action.  Planning must be part of the process, but things can’t start changing until there are boots on the ground and people are getting dirty in the field.  That’s why we call our projects expeditions; they are journeys that require commitment, a willingness to work with a team, and a burning desire to see something through to the end.  But like other adventures, they are fun, and serve a greater purpose than simply going out and running through a pit of mud.  A StandWatch expedition provides a physical challenge with a purpose of bettering the communities in which we live.  They are expeditions for good.

Make a Difference

Everyone has different goals in life, and that’s okay.  But if you’re one of the millions of Americans who wants to help shape the future by impacting the present, you need to become part of StandWatch.  Most of the people who have joined one of our expeditions enjoy the outdoors and participate in various events that provide a sense of accomplishment (like 5Ks, endurance hikes, mud runs, etc). But what do you think can happen when a physical challenge is coupled with a positive cause AND tangible social good?  That’s when things get interesting. We want you to become part of our team.  Take the strength you’ve worked so hard to build and do something with it. While we have issues that are incredibly important to our core mission, we are open to almost anything that can be addressed through a veteran led initiative.  If you have an idea, come to us and we’ll explore ways to help.  At the moment, these are some of things that we are focusing on.

Build Your Team

Let’s face it, if given the chance to help people, most Americans will step up, lend a hand, and make something happen.  Sometimes, it’s just a matter of finding the right opportunity. The key to any cause though, is the people you bring together to help make a difference.  As a veteran-led organization, we know how to build teams.  Through our StandWatch Academy expeditions, we  teach team-building and leadership skills in an outdoor setting that encourages students to test their mental and physical endurance in a supportive, Christian-based environment. These expeditions are specifically designed to develop new leaders who want to launch their own social enterprises and nonprofits. Students will apply leadership and problem solving skills while experiencing incredible natural wonders.  It’s a transformational experience that can’t be found in a classroom setting. Click on the buttons below to learn some of the ways to recruit your friends and have a successful expedition.

Sponsors Are Part of the Team

We understand that companies have a wide variety of opportunities to put their hard-earned money to work, and having spent over 20 years in the private sector before starting in 2015, we also understand the need to receive a return on every dollar invested in outreach and sponsorships. With that in mind, we work with our corporate partners to ensure their support is recognized and appreciated by everyone we reach.  These are just a few of the national and local brands that have recognized our work.