To decide if your child might be interested in the military, consider finding a high school group that funnels into the military, so your child can try it and see if it seems like a good career fit.
These are youth oriented programs geared toward encouraging children to each branch of the military. Check out these options to see if they might be a good fit for your child.
Civil Air Patrol
CAP's cadet program is uses aviation as a cornerstone.
U.S. Army JROTC
High school students focus on leadership and citizenship providing a great start in a career.
The Sea Cadet Corps has two programs, one for ages 10-13, and the Naval Sea Cadet Corps senior program for children ages 13-17.
This is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school.
Military academies and careers love to see kids that achieve Eagle Scout within Boy Scouts of America, as it demonstrates leadership, citizenship, and personal fitness.
Police Explorer Programs
For teens 14-21 interested in a career in law enforcement, a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences and other activities.
Are there other programs your family has thought about participating in to see if the military might be a good fit for your child? Please share!
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