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Selective Service System & Your Students

Registration for Men at 18

The Selective Service has been a distinguished part of history for over a century. Our small but extraordinary mission is to provide personnel during a time of national crisis; in short, the Selective Service is our Nation’s best insurance policy.

Our agency requires all men ages 18-25 who are U.S. citizens and those who have dual citizenship living abroad to register within 30 days of their eighteenth birthday. The benefits accompanied by registering with the Selective Service are paramount to a young man’s life, and our agency is dedicated to raising registration awareness and supporting educators to share this important Federal requirement with students

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Download Our Interactive Teacher's Guide and Lesson Plans

This guide is designed to be used as a supplementary resource for educators to teach students about the Selective Service System. Each lesson includes a 10-minute script summarizing the main points and questions for discussion, making it easy for instructors to add to new or existing lesson plans.

We have also provided a complimentary PowerPoint presentation for each lesson which can be downloaded below.


  • State-based student aid in 31 states.
  • Job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
  •  More than 4 million Federal and local government jobs.
  • citizenship process without delay.
  • State-specific benefits can be found here.

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If you would like to stay connected with the Selective Service System, consider subscribing to our newsletter. You will receive agency updates, the first look at new resources, and learn about volunteer opportunities.


Outreach Materials

Selective Service Outreach Materials

Explore our latest outreach materials and resources, including downloadable brochures and posters. You can also request printed materials for your district at the link below.

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Selective Service Toolkits

Partners and influencers play an important role in supporting our efforts to spread the message about a man’s requirement to register. Explore the latest resources below and be sure to check back regularly as new materials are continuously added.

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Today’s Military Resources

There’s a huge variety of opportunities for high school and college graduates throughout all branches of the Military. Knowing where to start exploring and researching these options can seem daunting. This is where you, the educator and mentor, can help by supplying the right information at the right time.

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AmeriCorps Resources

AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers can turn their determination, compassion, and creativity into practical service solutions for the nation’s most pressing challenges in all 50 states and US territories. Benefits vary by program and may include education awards, health insurance, loan determent, and childcare.

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Lock in Your Future

Lock in Your FutureDownload

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Spanish Language PosterDownload

Pave Your Way

Pave Your WayDownload

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