Manassas Young Marines Unit Looking for New Leadership

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The Young Marines, a national youth organization, is looking for leadership for a unit in Manassas. The Manassas Young Marines meets at the American Legion Robert V. McMaugh Memorial Post 10, 9950 Cockrell Road, Manassas, and has been active since 2002.

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The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through high school graduation. The program focuses on character building, leadership, self-discipline, and promoting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

The Young Marines’ objectives are:

  • To promote the physical, moral, and mental development of its members
  • To advocate a healthy, drug-free lifestyle through continual drug prevention and resistance education
  • To instill in its members the ideals of honesty, fairness, courage, respect, loyalty, dependability, attention to duty, love of God, and fidelity to the United States of America and its institutions
  • To stimulate interest in and respect for academic achievement and the history and traditions of the United States of America
  • To promote physical fitness through physical activities including participation in athletic events and close order drill

“We are looking for adult volunteers who display impressive leadership skills and a strong commitment to youth to take over leadership of this unit,” said Col William P. Davis USMC (Ret), national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. “The Young Marines program is a much-needed youth leadership and development program in the country today and I am hopeful we can find the right folks to lead and guide this unit going forward.”

The Manassas Young Marines participates in local civic activities, such as providing color guards for athletic events, engaging with the local veteran population, marching in local parades and activities, and promoting and reinforcing good citizenship.

In addition, there are local and national leadership schools and travel opportunities such as visiting Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; participating in National Navajo Code Talkers Day in Window Rock, Arizona; and joining national Young Marines summer events that focus on different activities each year. These may include wilderness adventures, Space Camp, Flight Academy, working at a cattle ranch, white water rafting, scuba diving, sailing, STEM opportunities, and visiting American historical sites.

Young Marines, parade

For more information on how to join and volunteer, call Michael Hoff, Regional Support Officer, at Young Marines National Headquarters at 800-717-0060 X215 or email Michael.hoff@youngmarines.org.

Young Marines History

Since the Young Marines’ humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to over 238 units with 6,400 youth and 2,750 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Japan (Okinawa), and affiliates in a host of other countries.

For more information, visit YoungMarines.org.

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