Wednesday, November 12, 2008
"Thanks for being here"
NOY volunteers have continued to visit Austin's public high schools this semester, doing peace education outreach with the Peace Wheel of Fortune (see previous posts) and a military spending reality check with the Penny Poll. Students like the "I think for Myself" and NOY logo buttons as well as silk-screened patches made by an artist in the group. Often, students say they're glad to see us because they're tired of seeing the recruiters so much. Teachers and administrators also come by and thank us for being there.
This past month, we've visited Akins, Bowie and LBJ/LASA High Schools, and Hart (Iraq Veterans Against the War) made classroom presentations at Garza HS and McCallum HS along with Americorps members who talked about Americorps as a nonmilitary option for gaining service experience, money for college and a living stipend after high school.
We have literature tables scheduled for Reagan and Crockett high schools in the next couple of weeks. Check them out!
photo of Hart with the Penny Poll at Lanier HS