The Young Marines is a youth education and service programs for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the official youth program of the U.S. Marine Corps and the focal point for the Marine Corps' Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.
We teach discipline, leadership, and teamwork. Values that make the individual Young Marine the success that he/she is.
Discipline is training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.
Leadership is a process of getting things done through positive motivation of people.
Teamwork is a cooperative effort by the members of a group or team to achieve a common goal.
The biggest misconception of the Young Marines is that we are a recruiting tool for the Marines Corps. We are not!
We do not teach military tactics, warfare, hand-to-hand combat, or any related subjects.