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Youth & Militarism

Publications


Brochures

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Example of the color tri-fold available for purchase. B&W printer friendly cover side and inside(PDF).
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Example of the color tri-fold available for purchase in spanish. En español. B&W printer friendly cover side and inside(PDF) .

Do You Know Enough to Enlist?
Examines the realities of military service and offers tips for dealing with military recruiters. 15¢ (sold only in packs of 100)

Please download the order form (PDF, 113 KB) for purchase by mail.
You may also place an order by dialing our toll free number 1-888-588-AFSC (2372), between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST). Visa, Mastercard and Amex are accepted.

Download and print the printer friendly version for free (PDF, 346 KB).

Also available en español (PDF, 1 MB).

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¿Tienes Suficiente Información para Registrate en las Fuerza Armadas?
Examina las realidades del servicio militar y ofrece consejos para tratar con reclutadores militares, en un formato atractivo de preguntas y respuestas. 15¢ (sold only in packs of 100)

Please download the order form (PDF, 113 KB) for purchase by mail.
You may also place an order by dialing our toll free number 1-888-588-AFSC (2372), between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST). Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted.



Leaflets

Questions for Military Recruiters

Questions for Military Recruiters
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(PDF).

This 5"x7" postcard asks the hard questions and gives the real answers on the back -- not the answers the recruiter gives. 15¢ (sold only in packs of 100). Spanish also available.

Please download the order form (PDF, 113 KB) for purchase by mail.
You may also place an order by dialing our toll free number 1-888-588-AFSC (2372), between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST). Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted.

Free download (PDF, 2.75 MB).


Resource Kits and Booklets

Counter-Recruitment Starter Kit (NEW!) The kit contains everything you need to get started with doing counter-recruitment:

  • One copy of Before You Enlist and After You Say No: AFSC's Counter-Recruitment Training Manual
  • Surviving Militarism, Racism & Repression: An Emergency Preparedness Kit for LGBT & Queer Youth
  • Introduction to Youth and Militarism: An Interactive Power Point Slide Show for presentations and training's (CD-ROM)
  • Before You Enlist! The Real Deal on Joining the Military: Fifteen minute DVD

The kit costs $25. Please download the order form (PDF, 113 KB) for purchase by mail.
You may also place an order by dialing our toll free number 1-888-588-AFSC (2372), between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST). Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted.

Before You Enlist

Before You Enlist and After You Say No: AFSC's Counter-Recruitment Training Manual (229 pages, $15)

This new counter-recruitment training manual contains:

  • Fifty group exercises
  • Eight complete workshops
  • Handouts and support articles

All tools designed with the direct education approach, which uses group exercises that emphasize participants' empowerment and taps their wisdom as much as possible, not a boring lecture-based teaching approach. For more information, see the Training Manual page online.

Please download the order form (PDF, 113 KB) for purchase by mail.
You may also place an order by dialing our toll free number 1-888-588-AFSC (2372), between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST). Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted.

Surviving Militarism, Racism & Repression cover
Example of the color version available for purchase and for free PDF download (PDF).

Surviving Militarism, Racism & Repression: An Emergency Preparedness Kit for LGBT & Queer Youth — Information and resources on how LGBT and Queer youth can negotiate a militarized, racist and homophobic world. 

12 page color tabloid available in bulk pack of 15 for $25.

Please download the order form (PDF, 113 KB) for purchase by mail.
You may also place an order by dialing our toll free number 1-888-588-AFSC (2372), between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST). Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted.

Free download (PDF, 1 MB).


Alternatives to the Military Guides

COMING SOON! On January 21, 2008 we will launch a new national guide to alternative careers for youth! "It's My Life" details alternative options to military service that still satisfy a taste for adventure and commitment to high ideals. Specific ideas for travel, adventure jobs, youth exchange, skills training, career training and paying for college are explored in this 92-page book. $9.95 for adults and institutions; FREE for youth!

Cover art national alternatives guide

The following guides (listed by state) are available for download or from the offices that produced them.

California

Great Careers - Alternatives to the Military Booklet
Example of version available for free download (PDF).

Great Careers - Alternatives to the Military Booklet  (2nd Edition). Created by AFSC's Los Angeles office. Twenty pages filled with many local and national career opportunities:  peaceful jobs and careers that offer what the military promises—without giving up your rights and supporting the war machine. The booklet also includes career planning, personal growth, youth leadership and independent living. It will be updated constantly.

Produced through a collaboration of AFSC Los Angeles with CAMS, Coalition Against Militarism In Our Schools.

For more information, contact the AFSC Los Angeles office at
(213) 489-1900 x122

Free download (PDF, 359 KB).

Higher Education Information - Available from AFSC's Los Angeles office. For those thinking about college, a flyer with lots of information.

Free download (PDF, 56 KB).

Illinois

AFSC Illinois Cover

Created by AFSC's Great Lakes Regional Office. Thirty-eight pages filled with many local and national career opportunities:  peaceful jobs and careers that offer what the military promises—without giving up your rights and supporting the war machine. The booklet also includes career planning, personal growth, youth leadership and independent living. It will be updated constantly.

For more information, contact the AFSC Chicago office at
312-427-2533.

Free download (PDF, 2163 KB).

Indiana

AFSC Indiana Cover

Created by AFSC's Great Lakes Regional Office. Thirty-three pages filled with many local and national career opportunities:  peaceful jobs and careers that offer what the military promises—without giving up your rights and supporting the war machine. The booklet also includes career planning, personal growth, youth leadership and independent living. It will be updated constantly.

For more information, contact the AFSC Chicago office at
312-427-2533.

Free download (PDF, 1988 KB).

Maryland

Baltimore Alternatives Guide Cover

You Don't Have to Join the Military to Go to College, Get a Good Job and Serve Your Country - Created by AFSC's Baltimore office . The 15-page brochure lists information on paying for college, free job training and apprenticeship programs.

Free download (PDF, 241 KB).

Massachusetts

The Options Booklet - Created by AFSC's Western Massachusetts office. Local Resources for Teens Covering: Emergency Contacts, Abuse/Assault Services and Shelters, Community  Based Support and Advocacy (Sexuality Specific Organizations).  Food, Shelter and Clothing, Health Care (HIV/AIDS Specific Services),  Pregnancy And Parenting Services, Youth Centers and Programs,  Education and Employment Training (Labor Sponsored Apprenticeships,  Colleges and Universities, Funding Formal Education), and Transportation.

Free download (PDF, 466 KB).

Michigan

AFSC Michigan Cover

Created by AFSC's Great Lakes Regional Office. Thirty-six pages filled with many local and national career opportunities:  peaceful jobs and careers that offer what the military promises—without giving up your rights and supporting the war machine. The booklet also includes career planning, personal growth, youth leadership and independent living. It will be updated constantly.

For more information, contact the AFSC Chicago office at
312-427-2533.

Free download (PDF, 2833 KB).

North Carolina

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PDF, 495 KB

What’s Next? A Guide for North Carolina Teens Wondering ‘What’s After High School?' Created by AFSC's office in Greensboro, NC. Learn about CHOICES for adventure, job training, skill training, money for college, and a chance to serve your country.

Download the PDF's for free.

Ohio

AFSC Ohio Cover

Created by AFSC's Great Lakes Regional Office. Thirty-six pages filled with many local and national career opportunities:  peaceful jobs and careers that offer what the military promises—without giving up your rights and supporting the war machine. The booklet also includes career planning, personal growth, youth leadership and independent living. It will be updated constantly.

For more information, contact the AFSC Chicago office at
312-427-2533.

Free download (PDF, 2833 KB).

Wisconsin

AFSC Wisconsin Cover

Created by AFSC's Great Lakes Regional Office. Thirty-two pages filled with many local and national career opportunities:  peaceful jobs and careers that offer what the military promises—without giving up your rights and supporting the war machine. The booklet also includes career planning, personal growth, youth leadership and independent living. It will be updated constantly.

For more information, contact the AFSC Chicago office at
312-427-2533.

Free download (PDF, 2833 KB).


CD-ROM’s, Videos and Posters

Introduction to Youth and Militarism: An Interactive Power Point Slide Show for presentations and training's (CD-ROM) 

Available for purchase in bulk pack of 15 for $25. Please download the order form (PDF, 113 KB) for purchase by mail.
You may also place an order by dialing our toll free number 1-888-588-AFSC (2372), between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST). Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted.

Before You Enlist! The Real Deal on Joining the Military: Fifteen minute DVD provides a rational voice to counter the seductive and often deceptive recruiting practices of the U.S. military. Great for classroom presentations.

Available for purchase in bulk pack of 5 for $25. Please download the order form (PDF, 113 KB) for purchase by mail.
You may also place an order by dialing our toll free number 1-888-588-AFSC (2372), between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST). Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted.

For instructions on downloading free, see www.beforeyouenlist.org.

 

Ten Points to Consider Before You Sign A Military Enlistment Agreement Poster: Classic advice for those considering military enlistment in an attractive 12" x 24" poster format. Spanish also available.

Ten points poter image

Click here for the English and here for Spanish flyers that have the same text. Sorry, PDF of the poster not available. Image shown is the Spanish version.

Available for purchase from the National Youth & Militarism Program in Philadelphia for $5.00 per copy. Please download the order form (PDF, 113 KB) for purchase by mail.
You may also place an order by dialing our toll free number 1-888-588-AFSC (2372), between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST). Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted.

 

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