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For Educators

Washington National Guard Resources for Educators

The Washington Army National Guard partners with schools, teachers, and students with free Army National Guard educational resources, from classroom presentations to programs for at-risk youth. 

The Army National Guard is called into action during storms, fires, and other natural disasters, but did you know that you can also call on us to help your students choose a career path, apply to college, and prepare for life outside the classroom.

The Washington Army National Guard’s mission is to create stronger partnerships with Washington Educators to meet our common goals which are to help Washington students become active community members and productive citizens.  We invite you to research the various established education programs listed below that are currently being implemented successfully in both traditional and non-traditional educational organizations throughout Washington.

These are just a few of the programs and presentations available to educators and students. Contact your Washington Army National Guard Career Counselor for more information.

  • Guard Fit Challenge - Students can get in shape with exercise, good nutrition, and proven workout techniques. Program is both health-based and performance-based. It is ideal for physical education classes.
  • H.E.A.R. – Helping Everyone Achieve RespectA resource for High Schools to Help End Bullying and Cruelty.   HEAR is a new anti-bullying presentation designed specifically for high school students.  It is sponsored by the Army National Guard and there are no costs to schools.  This 50 minute classroom presentation was developed in collaboration with nationally renowned subject matter experts at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Career Directions - Students assess their career interests, personality, abilities, and values to make academic, career, and life goals. Additional subjects include resume development, job-getting strategies, and decision-making.
  • HUMVEE School Program - Hands-on experience with an actual HUMVEE gives students an exciting and unique opportunity to learn about civilian and/or military vehicle maintenance careers.

National Guard Engineering Education

The National Guard Engineering Education Program is partnering with local high schools across the country to teach students about Engineering Design and Failure. Engineers play an important role in the National Guard, assisting local areas during natural disasters and protecting America's interests overseas.


The ASVAB/ Career Exploration Program is designed to help students learn more about themselves and the world of work.  The ASVAB/CEP is a career planning and exploration program that combines a multiple-aptitude test with an interest self-assessment and a wide range of career exploration tools. And it's FREE to participating schools!

Career Fairs/College Nights

We would like to attend your school’s Career Fair and/or College Nights.  The Washington Army National Guard offers numerous opportunities to high school and college students including part-time careers and 100% free tuition.  We are eager to communicate our story by attending any opportunities your school may sponsor. 

Washington Youth Academy

The mission of the Washington Youth Academy is to provide a highly disciplined, safe, and professional learning environment that empowers at-risk youth to improve their educational level and employment potential and become responsible and productive citizens of the State of Washington.

The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old high school dropouts, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.

The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a preventive rather than remedial at-risk youth program, which targets participants who are unemployed, drug-free and law-free high-school dropouts, 16 to 18 years of age. Select 19 year olds who will graduate before turning 20 are eligible.

Core components of the program are:

  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Academic Excellence
  • Life-Coping Skills
  • Service to Community
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Job Skills Training
  • Leadership/Followership
  • Physical Fitness

The 22-week Residential Phase, is followed by a year-long mentoring relationship with a specially trained member from each youth's community.

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  • For Educators

    WA National Guard's community involvement

    The Washington Army National Guard partners with schools, teachers, and students with free Army National Guard educational resources, from classroom presentations to programs for at-risk youth.

    Learn More