Young Marines is a youth nonprofit for boys and girls ages 8-18. We teach kids how to work as a team, lead others, have self-discipline, disconnect from electronics and reengage with other kids and nature. So they can become productive members of society.
Our unit operates out of Tyler, Tx.
The Young Marines of the Marine Corps League Inc.
In 1959 in Waterbury, Connecticut, several Marine Corps League members formed an organization for boys that would mirror the values of the Marine Corps. Their vision – to offer leadership training and other life skills – formed the bedrock of the organization known today as the Young Marines. Years later, the program is a highly respected youth organization, for boys and girls age eight through high school graduation, that has grown to over units. The focus, though, has remained the same: to strengthen the lives of America’s youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a health, drug-free lifestyle. The core values - leadership, teamwork, and discipline - are well understood and practiced by all.
What We Do
Upon joining a local Young Marines unit, recruits undergo a minimum 26-hour orientation program, spread out over several weekly meetings. Youth members learn general subjects such as history, customs and courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank structure.
After graduating from Young Marines Recruit Training, Young Marines learn even more new skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marines uniform and work toward ribbon awards. Young Marines earn ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service, swimming, academic excellence, first aid, and drug resistance education.
Young Marines provide veteran assistance, community service, walk in parades, hike, camp, & more...