Materials for providing alternative solutions to joining the military including a section of documents outlining available options to a non-military future for young people by state.
Resource documents about alternatives to the military listed by state. This Jobs & Job Training Guide is intended to provide alternatives to military service for youth in the United States and its territories who may be considering a career in the United States Armed Forces. There are thousands of links in these documents that will hook you up with thousands of job, training, and educational opportunities near your home, across the country or around the world. The U.S. government and each State Government have programs that can assist you in figuring out what to do with your life. There are many free job-search sites and opportunities with non-profit and faith-based organizations. Spend a few hours clicking around and use the opportunities search engine . In the process, you're likely to find something that is truly exciting. You don't have to join the military.
Un trabajo pacifista es cualquier trabajo que no hace daño a otras personas y fomenta la cooperación y construcción de una sociedad justa.
Begun in 1994, the AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for Americans to make an intensive commitment to service. The AmeriCorps network of local, state, and national service programs engages more than 70,000 Americans in intensive service each year.
AmeriCorps members serve through more than 3,000 nonprofits, public agencies,and faith-based and other community organizations, helping meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. The variety of service opportunities is almost unlimited. Members may tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, or help communities respond to disasters.
PDF Reports available by state and region.
Choosing a Career that Pays in Many Ways
Brochure for high school-age youths:discusses how to make a career choice that is compatible with both income needs and ethical values.
Financial aid resources compiled by Project YANO. Emphasis is on California financial aid, but some national sources are also listed.
Project Great Futures/CAMS Booklet on Alternative Careers for High School students in the Los Angeles area, nationally, and the world.
1. GREEN JOBS, CAREERS, FUTURES
2. LEARN TO EARN
3. GET PAID TO LEARN
4. OUTDOORS & ENVIRONMENT
5. SEE THE WORLD
6. BE A HERO
7. EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
8. CREATIVE ARTS
9. CHANGE YOUR LIFE
10. YOUTH LEADERSHIP
11. HIGHER EDUCATION
12. ADDRESS LISTING
Source: Project Great Futures
Issues covered in this brochure:
College s and Universitie s Want YOU!
HOW CAN I AFFORD COLLEGE?
WILL “REAL LIFE” GET IN THE WAY? (I have a family, a job, etc.)
COMMUNITY COLLEGE (A very smart place to begin your higher education)
Public Universities in California
I Don’ t Have A U.S. Green Card (How can I go to college without paying a fortune?)
Source: Project Great Futures
List of non-military options compiled by Code Pink and Granny Peace Brigade in New York.
Based on a literature review and analysis of the Department of Labor’s Welfare to Work Project, this guide emphasizes lessons from the Job and Conservation Corps but are applicable to many programs serving low-income or disenfranchised youth. The guide also features a “how-to” section to help agency staff translate promising practices to their own programs. Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates, Inc, 2003.