Learn more about the Monroe County Marine Youth Program tonight
Monroe County Young Marine is hosting an Open House/Recruit Training/New Family Briefing at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Monroe Post 1138, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 400 Jones Ave.
Participants can learn more about the Young Marines program and meet young members and personnel in the region.
“We are looking to increase enrollment of young boys and girls, ages 8 through high school completion,” said the organization’s Tim Van Den Heuvel.
The association also needs adult volunteers. Volunteers can help as much or as little as they want. Volunteer work is required as unit commander, executive officer, deputy, paymaster, training officer, supply coordinator, and support staff.
The 2022 Division 5 Young Marine of the Year, Sergeant Major Alexis Keister of the Monroe County Young Marines, will attend tonight’s meeting. There are six divisions in the United States and Division 5 includes 10 states: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana.
A new training session for new recruits begins at 6:30 p.m. on March 1 at the reception desk.
Participants must attend all training dates in order to graduate from recruit training.
Participants can register throughout the year and attend the poolee during the exercises once their documents are approved.
The mission of the Young Marines, the organization said, is to “develop good citizenship and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle among our youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship and community service. ”
To learn more, call (734) 415-3008, email [email protected] or visit “Monroe County Young Marines” on Facebook.