Truth in Recruitment (TIR) is a student advocacy group under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Friends (Quaker) Meeting, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our goal is to work with students, families, teachers, veterans, community organizations, and school districts to clarify the consequences of military careers, provide alternative options for students’ academic and professional success, to inform families of their children’s privacy rights, and to advocate for policies regulating recruiter presence on campuses.

On March 20th from 3-7 pm, we will be conducting a Phone-a-thon – our first! Our goal is to raise urgently needed funds in order to continue our mission to provide students and families with alternatives to the military.

Your work and interest in our mission has supported us in the past, we are asking for your help during our Phone-a-thon.

Students can earn community service hours too!

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We will be providing snacks to our volunteers and an opportunity to be entered into a raffle: Island Seed and Feed gift certificate, Daniel Seidenberg’s Vietnam Ambush and more!

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In Santa Barbara:

Santa Barbara Friends (Quaker) Meeting House 

2012 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara 93105

 In Santa Maria:

Conference room at the Center for Nonprofits 

120 East Jones Street, Santa Maria 93454

 Date: March 20th, any shift between 3-7 pm.

Please bring: Your phone and a friend!  +

– Please RSVP what time that you can do a phone shift –


South County: Kate Connell 805-708-8058,

North County: Zulema Aleman, 562-685-6748,

You can also click here to  DONATE!

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.

You can join our movement by sharing our message and resources with your community, volunteering for community service, joining our mailing list, or making a tax-deductible donation here.

Schools are for the education of students!