Vision & Mission
The Vision of ALERT Cadet
The vision of the ALERT Cadet program is to “turn the hearts of fathers to their sons and to assist fathers in winning and keeping the hearts of their 8-17 year-old sons.”
“And He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers.” Malachi 4:6.
The ALERT Cadet program is designed to lay the foundations of communication, accountability, responsibility, and personal discipleship while building the framework of character that allows a young man to leave behind childish ways as the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:11. An ALERT Cadet learns to be mighty in spirit, prepared for service, and strong for the day of battle.
The activities of the ALERT Cadet program follow God’s design for men and are intended as a means of building and strengthening father/son relationships. The Scripture memory, Scripture meditation, life skills projects, character training, service opportunities, adventure projects, and physical training all help fathers in the training of their sons. Group accountability, unit activities, ribbons, awards, and the uniforms give fathers additional ways to motivate their sons to achieve personal goals.
All fathers and their sons ages 8-17 may participate in the ALERT Cadet program. ALERT Cadet unit leaders must sign a statement of faith and agree to uphold the leadership requirements for ALERT Cadet officers.
The Mission of ALERT Cadet
The ALERT Cadet program carries out this vision by creating materials, sponsoring camps, and providing program oversight and development for the leaders and fathers in the field. The program is centrally administered, but is locally implemented. This structure allows for flexibility to meet the needs of fathers in various locations and with a wide range of ages among their young men. The central administration provides the framework whereby fathers can motivate their young men to “love and good deeds” by the rewarding of character development and completion of assignments