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Coaches, counselors, and youth directors: if you work with young men, ask them if they are registered with Selective Service!

Virtually all men, including non-citizens, are required to register when they turn 18. If a young man doesn’t register by his 26th birthday, he loses eligibility for student loans and grants, federally funded job training programs, and many government jobs. In some states, he may be unable to renew his driver’s license. And for immigrants seeking to become citizens, failing to register will delay the naturalization process.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that most young men who don’t register didn’t know they had to–and didn’t know about the key benefits tied to registration.

“I recently decided to go to college. When I tried to apply for a Federal Pell Grant, I was told I didn’t qualify for one…the reason being that I never registered for Selective Service. What can I do now to get Pell Grant help for college?” – Young man who contacted Selective Service

Men who don’t plan to attend college right after high school, those who have been incarcerated, and immigrants and refugees are disproportionately among those who fail to register. By sharing information with them about why and how to register, you can help to ensure they have opportunities available to grow and succeed.

The easiest place to register is at sss.gov. If a man doesn’t have a social security number, he can also fill out a paper form at most U.S. Post Offices.

Information

One-pager for Recreational Leagues and Community Center Leaders
At-a-glance information about the how's, what's, and why's of Selective Service registration. Suitable for posting on an organizational website or incorporating into presentations.
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One-pager for Young Men
At-a-glance information about the how's, what's, and why's of Selective Service registration. Suitable for posting on an organizational website or incorporating into presentations.
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Selective Service and Youth Recreation Leagues Presentation
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Online Resources

e-Newsletter
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Short Version: Click Here

Sample Social Media Posts
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Targeted Article
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