* Job training
* Money for College
* Leadership Skills
Before you join, take a good look at what you are getting into.
Produced by the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth www.nnomy.org
August 2013 Revision of AFSC Document 02/20/2007
American Friends Service Committee
Full Picture allies with school communities in the San Francisco Bay Area to balance the information and impact of military recruitment campaigns, by supporting and empowering all of our youth and their families to make informed decisions about the variety of options available for creating bright and self-determined futures.
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Teachers have stated that they are sometimes in an uncomfortable position when students ask them what they think. As representatives of the State, teachers must respond thoughtfully and carefully. Since the issue of military recruiting is laden with emotional overtones and raises the issue of patriotism, it can be a difficult subject to discuss objectively and rationally. How do we handle the difficult questions?
Know Before You Go, 'Cause There's No Reset Button is a collaboration with the Ya-Ya Network (Youth Activists-Youth Allies), a youth of color-led antimilitarist organization based in NYC.
(updated version: 12/13/2011 Folks should discard any other recent versions you are distributing)
Our leaflet breaks down the enlistment contract and life in the military and provides new stats about sexual assault in the military, racial disparities in becoming an officer, and stop-loss.
Written to be accessible to everyone while providing the most important info for making a fully informed choice about joining the military, this leaflet will be a staple for counter-recruiters.
Available on our online store for $0.15/copy plus 20% shipping.
Fact sheet from American Friends Service Committee Colorado about Sexual Assault in the Military.
Military Recruitment and Students' Rights (English and Spanish) (2010)
Many educators, students, and parents have reported that United States Military recruiters are using heavy-handed tactics to harass students, violate their privacy rights, and target poor students and students of color in schools. To help prevent these violations, students must opt out of both the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) recruiter access provision and the Joint Advertising Market Research and Studies program (JAMRS) database.
Questions to ask a military recruiter from American Friends Service Committee.
General counter-recruitment brochure for young people. Version 4-2009.
This free 64-page, pocket-sized book includes everything a New Yorker needs to know about military recruitment and resources for counter-recruitment in NYC. Profiles of former soldiers sit side-by-side information on the enlistment contract, military myths, the No Child Left Behind Act, action/legal resources, a Harper's-style index of facts, and much more. At the heart of the book is an opt-out form that students can tear out, fill in, and hand over to their school administrators to prevent their contact information from being released to recruiters.
Counter-recruitment brochure from Penn Army of None - 2011
Disponible en español
intended for non-citizens looking to join the military for immigration benefits, to let them know what to be aware of immigration-wise before approaching a recruiter.
Print Size: 8½ x 14 (double sided)
(Designed to be printed with Spanish and English back-to-back)
A great pamphlet produced by the War Resisters League and the Women of Color Resource Center.(Be sure print both sides of this pamphlet, preferably on 8.5 x 14" legal-size paper since it consists of four panels instead of three)
Contra el reclutamiento folleto de Penn Ejército de ninguno - 2011