Most of you are already aware of the intense military recruitment of young people that is going on in our city. With a $2.7 billion annual budget for recruitment, the military employs aggressive and often misleading strategies to attract young people to enlist. It is not surprising that recruitment rates are highest in areas where opportunities for further education or employment are most limited.
Young people who are making crucial decisions about their future need real facts about what it means to enlist and information about the non-violent options available to them. This summer, the AFSC will be present at community events, youth gatherings, summer fairs and festivals, and other public forums, particularly in neighborhoods where recruitment rates are the highest, offering literature and materials to youth and their adult supporters.
We are looking for volunteers to help us with this effort! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Anne Durston at (212)598-0964 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite you to forward this email to your friends and contacts as well!
Volunteers are also invited to attend a fun and interactive evening training session where you will:
Learn current facts about military recruitment and enlistment and about where young people can find other options for financial aid, employment, and service opportunities.
Discuss and practice means of constructively engaging with young people and adults of diverse backgrounds and opinions in dialogue around issues of military recruitment.
If you would like to attend, please let us know ALL of the times below that you would be available, and we will schedule the training for the time that is most convenient for the greatest number of people! (Snacks and beverages will of course be served.)
Thursday, June 22 from 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday, June 22 from 7:00-8:00pm
Monday, June 26 from 6:00-7:00pm
Monday, June 26 from 7:00-8:00pm