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March 21st, 2018

Parent Teacher Conference Night Action – March 8, 2018

March 8 was Parent-Teacher Conference night at NYC high schools when parents meet with their children’s teachers. Volunteers from the Granny Peace Brigade and anti-military friends were outside high schools to greet parents and hand them two flyers. This action is part of the Granny Peace Brigade’s demilitarization of youth in public high schools campaign.

Our flyers provide information about non-military options for life after HS and also suggest questions to ask recruiters who are promoting enlistment. It’s our mission to provide information and resources to counter the military recruitment hype.

  1. Options for Life after High School gives families a helping hand to survey many websites and resources for job skills training, scholarships, financial aid, community outreach, volunteer programs. Download: Non-Military Options for Life After High School
  2. Questions to Ask – Points to Consider providing information on military recruitment practices and promises and offers questions to ask and responses to expect in order to inform families and the student of misleading or unclear information. Download: Questions to Ask – Points to Consider Before Enlisting

Parents are friendly and thank us for this information. As a volunteer notes: This is an important one-on-one interaction, and very possibly gives a would-be recruit pause to consider alternatives to the military. School staff members are interested as well. At several schools, a teacher or guidance counselor took several copies of the flyers to share inside the school.

This action shows how many parents want to end war and provide better educational opportunities for their children.

Parent/teacher conference night occurs twice a year. If you are interested in volunteering for our next action, please contact us.

Students not Soldiers!
Barbara Harris
for the Granny Peace Brigade

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