Upstate Young Marines was featured on WSPA 7News on August 8, 2022.
The Young Marines
Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to over 280 units with 9,600 youth and 2,500 adult volunteers in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Germany, Japan and affiliates in a host of other countries.
Who Are the Young Marines
The Young Marines strengthens 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 healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building and leadership and promotes a lifestyle that is conducive to being productive members of society.
The Young Marines program is not a program for youth with serious disciplinary problems, substance abuse issues or lengthy histories in juvenile court.
The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact America's future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Having fun while learning...it is the key ingredient! The Young Marines is open to all youth ages 8 through 18 or completion of high school, whichever comes last. Membership requirements are: Youth must be in good standing in school and no criminal history.
Be ready for adventure with camping, marching in parades, helping your community, and honoring veterans!
Travel – travel in the local area is always exciting, but once a Young Marine has been in the program for at least one year and reaches the age of 11, the travel adventure starts to really open.
Want to do a cattle drive? See Civil War sites and/or Revolutionary War sites? Learn sailing or rock climbing? Learn leadership while making friends from across the country? All awaits. Begin your adventure today!
Upstate Young Marines Unloading Pumpkins
Thank You Greenville Coroner's Office
Upstate Young Marines National Night Out
Thank You Greenville City Fire Dept
Upstate GLOCK Event 2021
Young Marine Pride, Armed Forces Day 2019
History Through The Eyes of Marines Armed Forces Day Parade
Downtown Greenville 2019
Raising Awareness for Red Ribbon Week
US National Whitewater Center
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Strengthening the Lives of America's Youth