Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
The Pentagon mines the personal data of our youth in their high schools.
Iraq Veterans Against the War
We work to build a service-member and veteran led movement that ends militarism by transforming ourselves, military culture and American society.
JROTC JROTC
The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered at over 3200 high schools nationwide

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The Gun Problem No One Talks About: Shooting Ranges in Schools The Gun Problem No One Talks About: Shooting Ranges in Schools
Think about it: a child can be disciplined for bringing a squirt gun to class, but school officials and the Pentagon get a pass when they train students to use rifles with shooting ranges inside our schools.

Rick Jahnkow -

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What is Moral Injury
Moral injury is the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress their own moral and ethical values or codes of conduct.
Cessation of Military Recruiting in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools Recruiting Is PSY OPS at Home
Younger soldiers had 30%–60% more substance abuse disorders, and younger women in particular had the highest incidence of attempted suicide or self-inflicted injuries.

Pat Elder |  Counter-Recruit Press | July 2017

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Truth In Recruiting
Truth in Recruiting is the foundational principle that directs the work of multiple Counter-recruitment groups inside the United States of America and territories.
Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities (Project YANO)
Project YANO is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1984, that provides a counter-balance to the marketing of militarism.
The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth NNOMY at the 2017 VFP Education Not Militarization Convention in Chicago
Is the only national network that educates about the influence of militarism upon our youth and assists organizations struggling against this trend.

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Military Families Speak Out
is an organization of military families across the US and around the world who are opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
MCRC
Like traffic cops, recruiters work on a monthly quota system, and the pressure to produce is intense.
Veterans For Peace International
Exposing the True Costs of War and Militarism Since 1985.

 

Militarization of our Schools

The Pentagon is taking over our poorer public schools.
This is the new reality for our disadvantaged youth.

 

 

What we can do

Corporate/conservative alliances threaten Democracy  .
Progressives have an important role to play.

 

Why does NNOMY matter?

Most are blind or indifferent to the problem.
A few strive to protect our democracy.

  

Before You Enlist (2016)

Straight talk from soldiers, veterans  and their family members tells what is missing  from the sales pitches presented by recruiters  and the military's marketing efforts. Produced  by Telequest, Inc with support from  American Friends Service Committee.

 

OPPOSE THE MILITARIZATION OF YOUTH

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 Join the growing national network of groups working to stop the militarization of schools!

 Counter-recruitment helps slow warThese are times when the Pentagon presence in our schools is expanding. The need for a renewed and active counter military recruitment movement is needed more than ever. Those of us who are proactive in opposing war must help shape the tone of anti-war and peace conversations to be more inclusive of the counter-recruitment analysis. The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) will be integral in bringing our groups together so we can help the nation understand that providing youth with peaceful and viable alternatives to achieve success in life is an important sign of a civilized society.

 

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...gives your organization a user page with features to help inform the national CR community about your activism such as:

Keeping Connected

Submitting reports about the activities of your CR work in your region helps share your information with other CR orgs and provides the opportunity for inter-organizational support and collaborations.

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The NNOMY Materials and Training section provides the largest online resource of Articles about CR issues, government documents, materials for CR activists for reproduction and distribution, and video reports available on the web. Submit your own materials to add to this archive and help advance the learning and networking tools to assist in counter-recruitment activism.

Your Listing in the National Counter-recruitment Database

The NNOMY National & Regional C-R Organizations Database provides essential information about national and regional CR organizations and their focus areas of work and services. This is a resource that covers issues such as the scope of your organization, your organizational base, and issues you are working on as well as a description of your mission. The database provides access to CR activists to the people who can assist them in their work, and additionally, helps youth find the information to make informed choices about their futures. Please list your organization with NNOMY.
 

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Your NNOMY registered account gives your organization a user page with features such as submitting reports about the activities of your CR work in your region.

NNOMY Reader

 Learning the Issues about Youth Demilitarization

NNOMY ReaderThe NNOMY Reader is a useful primer to learn about the realities of military recruitment, the militarism effecting our youth in schools and our opportunities for peaceful coexistance. This collection of articles represents a historical overview of the U.S. based counter-recruitment movement's strategies to inform and intervene in schools and the community about the Pentagon's multi-billion dollar programs to recruit America's youth into escalating wars. The NNOMY Reader also includes some information on alternatives to enlistment, as well as research presented by activists and investigators on the nature and risks of cultural militarization and how it  threatens our democracy. Learn more

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The 2016 Back-To-School kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing is a catalog of basic material useful to educating young people and school personnel about the realities of military enlistment and war. The catalog also includes some information on alternatives to enlistment, as well as items written for organizers seeking to reach out to local schools.

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