Partners in Education

The U.S. Army shares a common goal with America's educators to motivate, educate, train and develop today's youth to be leaders, decision makers and citizen-contributors to achieve life-long success. Partnerships with educational organizations work to promote excellence in the education of all students and demonstrate the Army’s commitment to equipping our Nation’s youth for future success.

The Army has forged collaborative partnerships with education and multicultural organizations to address education-related issues facing the Nation. While the Army collaborates with several organizations, it holds key relationships with the following eight organizations that provide strategic opportunities to connect the Army with students and educators. Partnerships have been formalized with organizations including the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), HOSA: Future Health Professionals, SkillsUSA, DECA, National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), National  School Boards Association (NSBA) and the National FFA Organization to:

  • Improve student readiness for post-secondary success;
  • Build a comprehensive understanding of career and technical choices for students;
  • Improve graduation rates, elevate the health and fitness levels of the Nation’s young people;
  • Expand test preparation and career exploration/assessment resources for educators and students;
  • Increase educator understanding of the educational opportunities available to Soldiers; and
  • Collaborate on programs designed to increase awareness among students seeking higher education, career and leadership opportunities.

These national partnerships create gateways for local Army representatives to connect with educators and students in their area. Advocates at these national organizations help the Army demonstrate its value to members and share Army best practices and learnings through touch points such as specific events and activities.