GRIT uses AI-backed technology to align a user’s background, skills, military experience, preferred location and job field with thousands of open jobs.
Through the integration of a job’s aggregator, GRIT is able to search through jobs posted to over 51,000 jobs sites including sites like Indeed.com, with new jobs posted on a daily basis. Users can easily upload a resume or take a picture of their resume to save their information, making it easy to apply to jobs found through the app.
Everyone understands the need to stay physically active and mental health is just as important as physical health. The Mind Gym intends to help our users get and stay mentally fit.
This feature offers scientifically-backed assessments that measure areas of self-control, emotion, feeling, and cognition resulting in personalized brain training programs made up of mobile games and exercises that strengthen the user’s mental health and well-being.
GRIT uses technology to aggregate personalized data to create a digital representation of the individual, a “digital self”. GRIT gets to know each person individually, based on information provided safely and securely through the app, and offers insights and support to encourage an individual to be the best version of himself or herself.
For example, the GRIT app may suggest you re-take an assessment to see how your mental fitness has changed over the past month. Information on all of the activities completed within the app is available for you to review within your digital journal. Your privacy and confidentiality is our top priority. We collect the minimum amount of information needed, keep that information confidential and protected, and never share it with anyone.
Social connectedness is a critical component of emotional well-being. GRIT allows each user to assemble a squad, a network of close friends, family members and allies that can provide support, motivation, and social connectedness.
Users can add members to their squad directly from their contacts or can manually enter in the squad member’s name and phone number. A user can directly call or text a squad member from within the app, but more importantly your squad will receive a text suggesting they connect with you when your digital self-changes based on your Mind Gym assessment results, daily mood-scores, or interactions with the Digital Assistant. For example, if your Mind Gym results suggest that you may be veering towards depression, the app will text members of your squad and suggest they reach out to you. No information about your activity within the GRIT app and no personal information will be shared with your squad. They will simply be pro-actively prompted to reach out with the intent of caring contact meant to increase your social contact and sense of community.
GRIT uses artificial intelligence to provide a digital assistant that can respond directly to your questions and requests by providing support resources.
Are you looking for employment resources? Need help managing your work-life balance? The digital assistant has been trained in a number of areas, including employment and mental fitness, and can help you with everything from preparing for an interview to finding new ways to increase your work-life balance. Just ask the digital assistant…anytime.
GRIT was designed to continually suggest activities for you to complete within the app and to make it easy to navigate through all of GRIT’s functional areas. Event driven card navigation augments standard device navigation to provide real time access to current events and activities.
The goal of the field test is to evaluate the participants use of the app by analyzing data collected using the following mechanisms:
We are looking to find between 500-1000 Active Duty, Active Reservist or National Guard members, or recently transitioned Veterans that would like to participate in the field test. Family members and Caregivers are also encouraged to participate. We have identified the following characteristics for the participants:
Participants in the field test will be the first to have access to all features and functions of the GRIT app. Users will have the opportunity to use GRIT to improve their mental fitness, build social connectiveness, and find their next career opportunity.
In addition, users will also be able to provide valuable feedback to better the GRIT app and hopefully increase its impact and usefulness prior to its release to the service and Veteran community at large. We want field test participants to share their experience using the app, their view point on functions within the app, and ideas for ways to improve the app.
Participants in the field test are also eligible to win prizes for providing feedback.
The field test is set to begin August 28, 2019 and will last until November 8, 2019.
We are using a staggered start dates where participant will be broken into two groups each starting at staggered timeframes as follows:
This approach allows our team to on-board participants at a structured pace and enables our development team to respond to user feedback and rollout new features to each subsequent group of participants.
In support of a successful field test, we ask that you do the following:
*You will be provided an email with a link to automate the process but because the GRIT app is still in testing or “Beta” mode, the app download experience will be as follows:
**All kick-off meetings and bi-weekly meetings will be held via free conference call. Meetings will be held multiple times to provide a number of options for participants to attend.
If you have any questions or have any problems accessing the GRIT app after you have received your invitation email(s) please call our help desk at 1-888-971-9770 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.*Please note that invitation emails are sent out twice a day at approximately 9 am CST and 4pm CST. (i.e.: If you register after 4pm CST, you will receive the invitation the following morning).
We will be holding a series of calls every other week to preview what improvements will be contained within the next release and to answer any questions that you may have.
We hope you have been able to download the GRIT app and start to explore all of its features and functionality. As we are still in the field test, we would love to hear your feedback and suggestions for improvement.
To do so, we have engineered a number of ways to provide us with your thoughts and firsthand experiences. All of these feedback channels have been designed to gather as much feedback from our users as possible to help us to continue to improve and better serve the Veteran population.