Thursday, July 27 // 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Friends (Quakers) Meeting House
2012 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105
Entry is free and open to all!
- In every year since 2012, more U.S. soldiers have killed themselves than were killed in combat. Including veterans, military service-members are 2.5 times more likely to commit suicide than civilians.
- Parents or students can sign an ‘Opt Out’ form to prevent the release of student information to recruiters.
Truth in Recruitment is a non-profit, student advocacy group based in Santa Barbara, California. We are students, families, veterans, youth groups, teachers, social justice activists and members of faith communities. Our goal is to help students ask the right questions about the stakes of a military career, provide non-military options for academic and professional success, inform parents of their privacy rights, and to implement school policies limiting recruiter presence on campuses.
We began in 2012 when Santa Barbara High School students spoke out against the prevalence of recruiters as guest speakers in classes and their casual presence on campus. In 2014, as a culmination of our two-year campaign, the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board passed a district policy limiting recruiter presence on school campus and the direct solicitation of students’ contact information. Our work continues countywide – monitoring recruiter presence on campuses; tabling with alternative information to military careers; and lobbying for comprehensive school recruiter policies.
If you are a student or family member, please take a look at our page Life After High School for information on ways to make a difference in your community and set yourself up for an enriching career. Also, take a look at our many resources to learn about your family’s privacy rights, and how to opt out of having your child’s information released to recruiters.
Schools are for the education of students!