This new training manual contains:
- Fifty group exercises
- Eight complete workshops
- Handouts and support articles
All tools designed with the direct education approach, which uses group exercises that emphasize participants' empowerment and taps their wisdom as much as possible, not a boring lecture-based teaching approach.
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- Is the Middle School Cadet Corps (MSCC) an after school program building character or is it lining up future soldiers from our middle schools?
National and Great Lakes state guides to Alternatives to the Military
It's Your World - Change It!
National Counter Recruitment and Demilitarization Conference
July 17-19, 2009
Chicago, IL, Roosevelt University
Staff from almost every AFSC regional office participated in the NNOMY (National Network Opposing Militarization of Youth) National Counter-Recruitment and Demilitarization conference (more information, see www.nnomy.org).
Fast Facts! from the Conference
Signing up for the military isn't like taking a job or registering for a camp or school. It is a serious decision that has lifelong consequences. Recruiters are quick to emphasize the good points about being in the military, but there are many downsides. What recruiters say about life in the military at best omits many facts. At worst, recruiters tell out and out lies to sign up recruits.
Do You Know Enough to Enlist?
If a military/JROTC program or military academy is starting up or already running in your community, begin raising questions. Teachers and parents at the school may share your concerns. Meet with the principal, teachers' union representatives, student groups, or school board members and challenge them to consider what tradeoffs have been made, whether a quality program is being provided, and whether the program treats all students fairly and with respect.
The National Youth and Militarism Recruiter Abuse Hotline is now open at 1- 877-688-6881. After hearing many reports from young people and their families about abuses by military recruiters, we at AFSC are beginning to track these abuses as reported to our national hotline.