Today was our first day back at SOY tabling for the new semester. We had a great visit at Austin High School! Students were very engaged and seemed eager to check out the table, answering the t-shirt challenge questions. They offered very thoughtful responses to the questions that asked their own opinions, and we were impressed with their quick ability to research information, too. Thanks, Maroons!
Most of the t-shirts we used today were hand-screened by Malachi over the summer, using this image, created by Juanita:
Several school teachers and staff stopped by the table, too, to offer encouragement. Susana had tweeted on the school site that we would be there today, which was a great idea.
We happened to be tabling today right across from a table of army recruiters -- that was a first for us at that school. We welcomed the opportunity for students to compare and contrast between the army materials and ours. One important concern, though: the recruiters were soliciting contact information from students who were younger than 18, which they really should not be doing if they don't know whether a student's parent or guardian has requested on the SR290 form that their child's contact information not be given out to recruiters. This is a loophole we are seeking to close through the school administration.