Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities (Project YANO)

Address : P.O. Box 230157
City: Encinitas
Zipcode: 92023
Phone: 760-634-3604
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Scope of organization:
  • National
  • Regional
  • Local
This organization is a:
  • Counter-recruitment Organization
  • Does School Demilitarization Activism
Organization base:
  • Student and nonstudent community based
Outreach to specific communities:
  • Immigrant
  • Latino/a
Issues you are working on:
  • Alternatives to the military
  • ASVAB testing in schools
  • Equal school access for counter-recruitment
  • High school JROTC
  • NCLB recruiting list opt-out
  • Limiting recruiter access to schools
  • Recruiting vans/mobile exhibits
  • Providing counter-recruitment organizer training
  • School board policies and accountability monitoring
  • General counter-recruitment youth education
  • Developing Curricula/Educational Materials
  • Research
Years in Operation: More than 20 years
Summary describing your organization:: Project YANO is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1984, that provides a counter-balance to the marketing of militarism. We give young people information they should have in order to see through the deceptive advertising and discover other ways to pursue their goals for job training, higher education and service to others. In addition to our direct outreach to local young people, we play a key leadership role nationally by supporting the development of similar organizations around the U.S.
Contact Person: Rick Jahnkow, Program Coordinator
How many paid staff do CR work?: 1-2
How many of them are full-time?: 1
Approximate number of volunteers: 30
Approximate number of members: Not a "membership" organization
Approximate annual budget: $40,000
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