Presentation on theme: "Partners: THE UNITED STATES ARMY RECRUITING BATTALION BECKLEY THE UNITED STATES ARMY RECRUITING BATTALION COLUMBUS THE NAVY RECRUITING DISTRICT OHIO THE."— Presentation transcript:
Partners: THE UNITED STATES ARMY RECRUITING BATTALION BECKLEY THE UNITED STATES ARMY RECRUITING BATTALION COLUMBUS THE NAVY RECRUITING DISTRICT OHIO THE NAVY RECRUITING DISTRICT PITTSBURG THE MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATIONS IN WEST VIRGINIA THE MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATIONS IN MARYLAND THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RECRUITING STATIONS IN WEST VIRGINIA THE WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD THE WEST VIRGINIA WING CIVIL AIR PATROL OPERATION MILITARY KIDS, WEST VIRGINIA CONGRESS OF PARENTS AND TEACHERS, INC. THE WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION THE NAVY RECRUITING DISTRICT OHIO THE UNITED STATES ARMY RECRUITING BATTALION BECKLEY THE LEGAL AID OF WEST VIRGINIA THE ADOLESCENT SUICIDE PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION (ASPEN) MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING STATION, GLEN JEAN WV
August 2010 WV Student Success Summit October 2010 Report of the NASBE Study Group on Education and the Military was released October 2010 Presented protocol to school counselors in 3 regional workshops October 2010 Presented protocol to the largest Army recruiting battalion in West Virginia November 2010 WV Board of Education created sub-committee June 2011 MOU signed * Ongoing Program
Agenda: Legislative recommendation to join Interstate Compact on Education for Military Students (SB 189) ASVAB testing be available in all high schools Approval of Military Recruiting Protocol Development of MOU Communications Plan Website
Key Report Takeaways: Approximately 7 in every 10 Americans between the ages of 17 – 24 are ineligible to enter military service because: they are either physically unfit (including being overweight or obese) have criminal records have not graduated from high school One thing higher education, industry and the military have in common, they all want secondary students to come out of high school knowing how to be: critical thinkers solve problems value teamwork Military programs manage to succeed where others fail because of their attention to a holistic approach to student education and development
Purpose: Define partners Establish mutual understanding and cooperation Joint goal of graduating all students in West Virginia college and/or career ready. Share resources Promote all post-secondary options for students in West Virginia, not for promoting recruitment
Provide career counseling and tutoring services Provide career mentors Provide JROTC programs Explore the development of middle grade level programs in West Virginia schools. Provide a variety of free and relatively inexpensive resources for schools to use Provide counselors, faculty and administrators Educator Tours
Provide program information and appoint project officer/mentor when appropriate. Provide materials to gain student interest in the program. Provide instructor guides, lesson plans, activity books and other program resources at no cost. Provide student membership with textbooks, uniforms and additional training materials. Provide FBI background checks on all adult members at no cost.
Encourage all high schools to provide the opportunity for military personnel to present career information to interested students in West Virginia schools. Communicate and coordinator with all parties of the MOU to establish a career mentoring program. Incorporate in a student exit process all parties of the MOU to provide guidance about the benefits of graduating from high school to any students considering dropping out of school.
Promote that every student will have the opportunity to take the ASVAB test in their school or a school nearby, for the purpose of career assessment, exploration and development. Create a communication plan to educate students, parents, faculty, administration and community members about the intent, purpose and benefits of this MOU.
Provide education and resources to its members of students, parents, faculty, administration and community members about the positive supports, including career development and tutoring services, available through military personnel through bulletin articles and displays/materials at WV PTA conventions. Help to create networks of people, organizations, and other resources to help support military children. Support and encourage all efforts to make available career and mentoring programs to all students in West Virginia provided through this MOU. Educate and increase community awareness of the impact of the deployment cycle on service members, families, kids, and the community as a whole
Common Ground Website Common Ground Website School Counselor Protocol Interstate Compact on Education of Military Children Speaker Series