Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Inc.

Rating: 4 stars   3 reviews 289

Issues: Children & Youth, Veterans

Location: 1636 W. Wayland SW Station Springfield MO 65807 USA

Mission: The Young Marines program educates and inspires the youth within our communities by promoting a healthy and drug-free lifestyle through instructional and adventurous activities. We develop responsible citizens using the volunteer resources of a civilian and military partnership. The teamwork and esprit-de-corps enjoyed by the Young Marines help them discover the hero within.
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Rating: 2 stars  

Young Marines Is a great program But it has a good and bad side the good part is that there is great structure for kids and does provide discipline and can show children strong and persevering skills. The downside is the preferential treatment of the staffs children. Now i feel that they do do a lot to earn there positions but there are some that aren't higher rank that will try to control your kids in a very unhealthy way showing controlling behavior that is completely against there code of conduct and completely get away with it like if they're parent is the president of of the parents support group Which isnt fair to others This can be a somewhat mentally abusive program for these reasons. Parents are a click in this organization and have to much power that can spoil the program for the kids This organization also has no business serving food to children as well there are no regulations to keep things sanitized so there is noone checking temps on food and noone is keeping track of allergies some food has i pet hair all through it with animal hair. The parental structure of this program is very flawed. My best suggestion is to never leave your childern unsupervised with these people if they were just men and women in uniform these things would not be happening but when you get a bunch of the parents involved there is to much petty behavior and you as a parent really have to tolerate alot if you dont want to be apart of the click and remember all parents want there kids to be the best and earn the most So There is 50% more competitive behavior since the parents are involved not all troops are the same but something really needs to be done

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Rating: 5 stars  

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This is one of the most cost effective organizations available to youngsters. There are no paid volunteers at the unit level. This organization's mission is to develop responsible citizenship in the youth of our country and they do a super job through a structured program of education and activities. This approach builds self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. If you are lucky enough to have a Young Marine unit in your area, you should check it out and see the success they are having in your community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Illicit drug awareness and education, veterans appreciation, community service

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Dedicated to serving the youth

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Committed, concerned about the future of our country and our youngsters. Patriotic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do great things to improve the lives of our youth

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The unit I am writing about is located in Crystal River, FL. It is open to boys and girls from ages 8 to 18. The training is great. It teaches the children to respect their parents, their country, their God(non-denominational), their peers and themselves. It helps them to be a better American. They will be the leaders of the future that we can be proud of. It is run like the military. They have classes as well as physical training and campouts. Some go on to college or the military. They are given awards and promotions similar to the military. My husband and I are proud to be affiliated with them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by meeting up with some of the youths when they were older and served in the military or graduated college.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I enjoyed seeing the change in the childrens attitudes as they progressed in the program.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Some were former military members and some were parents of the children who became very involved with the organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a base of operations instead of renting space. They would not have to worry about having money for uniforms or campouts or trips.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

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