FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2017
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200 Flag and General Officers Sign Pledge to Make A Year of National Service a Common Opportunity for all Young Americans
Service Year Alliance is re-releasing the pledge, co-sponsored by eight leading military and veterans organizations, in response to potential cuts to national service.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, in response to reports on the potential elimination of national service programs like AmeriCorps in the Administration’s budget proposal, Service Year Alliance re-released its Enlisting America Pledge. The Pledge has been signed by 200 flag and general officers and more than 50 senior enlisted veterans of the US military in support of making a year of national service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans.
General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal, the chair of the board of Service Year Alliance, shared the following message with the military and veteran community, encouraging them to join him in signing the pledge:
To join the 200 flag and general officers and more than 50 senior enlisted veterans in signing the Enlisting America Pledge to make a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans, visit: about.serviceyear.org/enlisting_america_pledge.
View the full pledge, co-sponsor organizations, and the list of some of the distinguished veterans and military leaders who have signed it here.
About Service Year Alliance
Service Year Alliance is working to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. A service year before, during, or after college — or as a way to find your path — gives young people the chance to transform their lives, make an impact in their community, and become the active citizens and leaders our nation needs. Expanding service years has the power to revitalize cities, uplift and educate children at risk, and empower communities struggling with poverty. It can unite the most diverse nation in history, binding people of different backgrounds through common cause. Service Year Alliance is asking nonprofits, higher education institutions, cities and states, companies and foundations, policymakers of both parties, and people of all ages to join the movement. Learn more at serviceyear.org.