Young Marines

Program Description

The Young Marines is a youth education and service program 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 focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps' Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.

Young Marines units are community-based programs lead by dedicated adult volunteers. Many of these volunteers are former, retired, active duty, or reserve Marines who believe passionately that the values they learned as Marines had a positive affect on them. It is through these caring adults that Young Marines learn the inner values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Adult volunteers are individually screened by the National Headquarters based on background information and recommendations provided with each person's registration.


  • Adult volunteers are screened by the National Headquarters based on background investigation and recommendations

How To Apply

  • If you would like to contact the Rhode Island Unit, Click here
  • If you would like to contact the River Falls Unit, Click here

Contact Info

Rhode Island
1 Narragansett St.
Cranston, RI 02905
Contact: Philip Moran

River Falls
LaPerche Elementary School
11 Limerock Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
Contact: Edward Bermudez

About Young Marines

MISSION 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 ... MORE