Selective Service Registration: A Message Worth Spreading

The most rewarding public relations challenge you could face as a DECA competitor is one that will benefit your peers by conveying a crucial message about their futures.

One of those messages that too many students are missing out on is the legal requirement to register with the Selective Service System.

The law requires that virtually all men living in the United States register with the Selective Service System regardless of citizenship status, including undocumented immigrants. Men are legally required to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday and late registrations are accepted up until they turn 26.

Men who fail to register by their 26th birthday can be permanently barred from receiving federal student loans; placement in federally funded job training programs; good government jobs, including some careers in law enforcement; and driver’s licenses in some states.

The Selective Service System and DECA are teaming up to invite competing members and their advisors to join a conference call with Selective Service’s PR firm to learn tips and tricks for launching a successful PR campaign.

For more information, please email Shelby Krick.

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