Monday, December 1, 2008

Other Options Day

The NYC Student Union is launching a new project called “Other Options Day.” This is an educational day for all high school students to learn about options after high school if they can’t – or think they can’t – go to college. In many high schools with high levels of military recruitment students are led to believe that there are no good alternatives to joining the military. While this is not an anti-military project, our goal is to show people that there are other options.
Our plan is to have booths from community colleges, jobs that don’t require college degrees, volunteer and intership opportunities, places like AmeriCorps, career counselors and anyone or anything else that seems appropriate.
This plan is in its preliminary stages, and we’re looking for more connections. If anyone is aware of or in touch with a person or group who would have a booth or assist us in another way, I’d love to hear about it. Also, if anyone spends a lot of time in schools and would be able to advertise this day to students, that would be great. My email is Thank you in advance, and I’ll keep the updates coming.