In 2015, the Midway partnered with the Travis Manion Foundation to create an onboard Leadership Academy dedicated to teaching and improving character development skills in our future generations.
The Leadership Academy features a day long program that takes place once a month on the USS Midway and develops young adults as values-based leaders.
Since the Leadership Academy piloted, hundreds of youth from the San Diego community have participated in and completed the character and leadership development curriculum.
The Academy empowers students to develop their unique character strengths and to hone their leadership skills in order to better serve others. After each program, the Travis Manion Foundation and USS Midway teams set up community service opportunities in which the Academy graduates have the opportunity to practice what they have developed.