Army Education 101
The U.S. Army recognizes that education is an essential component and important building block for the future of today’s youth. The Army and America’s educators share a common goal – to motivate, educate and develop today’s young people to become the leaders, decision makers and citizen contributors of tomorrow. From internships to test-prep tools, the Army has created a diverse portfolio of no-cost education programs and resources for teachers, coaches, school administrators and community organizations to use inside and outside the classroom.
Offering 55+ Education Programs
More than 55 education programs and key partnerships are offered by the Army and other education organizations, providing resources for science and math enrichment, engineering competitions, internships, leadership development and a computer-based test readiness program.
How Can Strategic Partnerships Help You?
The Army has forged collaborative partnerships with education and multicultural organizations to address education-related issues facing the nation. Partnerships have been formalized with National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), National FFA Organization, SkillsUSA, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Health Occupations Students of America, Inc. (HOSA) and other organizations to:
- Improve student readiness for post-secondary success;
- Build a comprehensive understanding of career and technical choices for students;
- Improve graduation rates and 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 education opportunities available to Soldiers; and
- Collaborate on programs designed to increase awareness among Hispanics seeking higher education, career and leadership opportunities.
Need College Assistance?
The Army is committed to building stronger futures for the nation’s young people by providing educational opportunities and leadership training at every level. The Army offers more than 150 career opportunities, as well as a number of scholarships to assist in paying for college including the Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill, Loan Repayment Program and Army ROTC scholarships. For those interested in a medical or dental career, scholarships are also available through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. For more information on healthcare careers in the Army, visithttp://www.goarmy.com/amedd.html.
ArmyEdSpace.com: Your Resource for Army and Education Information
In 2008 the Army launched their official education website, ArmyEdSpace.com, which provides students, parents, educators and Soldiers with access to a wide variety of free Army resources, programs and areas of support. In addition to the offerings listed above, ArmyEdSpace houses:
- A carefully selected collection of featured education articles, news about the Army’s education initiative and interviews from key people in the education world;
- Facts about the state of education in America and the Army’s strong commitment to and involvement with education;
- Video highlights from Army education programs, photo galleries and podcasts; and
- A toolkit that includes additional assets and informational materials for educators.
March2Success was developed as a free, no-obligation online tool to help high school students improve their test scores in the areas of English, math and science. The website provides the materials needed to improve scores on standardized tests including state exit exams, SAT, ACT and the ASVAB.
The Army is dedicated to the education of youth and the development of life-long skills to instill values that support informed citizenship. To positively impact youth, the Army recognizes that partnerships with schools and educators are essential to achieving success and providing opportunities for all young people in the United States to be well educated and successful. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit ArmyEdSpace.com.