NC Choices for Youth Mission Statement
Full Legal Version, September 2007
NC Choices for Youth is a not-for-profit educational organization devoted
to helping young people find and choose paths of peace and service rather
than violence and force.
Our focus is
and young adults most vulnerable to military recruitment, we provide
information about civilian opportunities for service, adventure, training,
and jobs that may lead to creative and life-enhancing ways of spending
their life energy. We help them access accurate information, ask the
right questions, and think critically about their own needs and hopes.
In addition, we work to dispel myths and misinformation about the military,
as it may be conveyed through our media, recruiters, JROTC programs,
DEP contracts, and other forms of military promotion.
young people to reach clarity about whether participation in war is
consistent with their deepest beliefs or whether they are Conscientious
Objectors. We give them a framework for articulating their thinking
and a mechanism for documenting their convictions and receiving continued
support in their position.
draft be reinstated, we are prepared to counsel young men and women
who will need to make decisions regarding possible conscription.
our present focus is on opportunities in North Carolina, our mission
extends to the southeast region and beyond. In all we do, we recognize
that each person is a unique, developing human being. We seek to stand
as a companion and guide in this development so that each young person
may find his or her special calling. Our broader goal in this effort
is to build a world of peace, justice, and community.