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April 1st, 2014

Parent Teacher Conference Night, March 27, 2014 – Volunteer Action Report

Military recruiters are ever ready to engage high school students. They visit schools, participate in high school career fairs, hang out in playgrounds and parks getting to know the neighborhood and the students. Dressed in camouflage fatigues or full military uniform, recruiters form a relationship, discuss enlistment and glorify their mission. It’s enticing to youth […]

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January 27th, 2014

Junior Reserve Officer Training in 18 NYC High Schools

New York City’s budget will come up for a vote this spring, and buried in its pages will be $2 million to fund the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) military programs at 18 NYC high schools, listed below.

JROTC is a program developed by the Department of Defense under the banner of citizenship and […]

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March 20th, 2013

Parent Teacher Conference Night at NYC High Schools – Countering Military Recruitment

Thursday evening, March 14th was very cold and windy. With intent and warm clothing, volunteers were at High Schools in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx & Staten Island to meet parents and students on their way to parent teacher conferences.

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Once again, with flyers in hand and […]

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April 6th, 2012

Parent Teacher Conference Night at NYC High Schools – March 29, 2012

The Dept. of Defense has begun its $5 million summer advertising campaign to entice youth to enlist. Social media, YouTube, Facebook, and video games will carry promotions for enlistment. To counter the military recruitment message, volunteers were at 12 high schools in 4 boroughs armed with flyers and a commitment to promote an alternative message.

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November 1st, 2010

Parent Teacher Conference Night Action

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 34 Counter-Recruitment volunteers were at 12 NYC high schools meeting with parents and students before they entered the school for teacher conferences.

Volunteers handed out flyers and the Opt –Out form. These materials provide information about misleading military recruitment inducements, steps to ensure that the military does not get a […]

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