For Parents, Teachers, and Concerned Citizens...

For Parents, Teachers, and Communities

Youth Ally Guide Counter-recruitment is an intergenerational movement. Check out this resource guide for ways adults can organize around counter-recruitment with youth of the local area.

Learn about the Adopt-A-School Project from the Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, including a step-by-step guide and explanatory video.  

Resources for Parents from the Student Peace Action Network

Resources for Teachers
from the Student Peace Action Network

Military Myths Counter-Recruitment 5-Day lesson plan for teachers

Tons of resources for teaching anti-militarism and social justice curriculum

Opt-Out Form

Optar-Fuera (Opt-Out form in Spanish)


Action Ideas

  • Hand out opt-out forms and other counter-recruitment information at back-to-school nights, parent-teacher conferences, and other school events where lots of parents will be present.
  • Form a mothers' (or teachers' or health professionals;, etc.) resistance line in front of the recruiting center.
  • Set up an “Alternatives to the Military” booth with information on local alternatives to military service at school or general community events. 
  • Deliver a pink slip to military recruiters at the nearest recruiting station.  Let them know that they are fired from appearing on your campus or in your community.
  • Host a "Movie Night" showing anti-war films such as "Body of War," "Stop Loss," or "War, Inc."