Brookline Memorial Recreation Center
Keystone Young Marines - August 2011

Young Marines - 2011

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On August 18, 2011, the Keystone Young Marines held practice on drills, worked on calisthenics and did some classroom learning at the Brookline Recreation Center. It was interesting watching the active-duty Drill Instructor putting the kids through their paces. The Keystone Young Marines proved themselves to be a fine group of youngsters. Semper Fi!

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The Young Marines are a non-profit youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages eight through completion of high school. The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact America's future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurture and develop its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The organization has grown to over 240 units with 10,000 youth and 3,000 adult volunteers in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Germany, Japan and affiliates in a host of other countries.

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The Keystone Young Marines is a local unit of forty youths who strive for academic excellence, good citizenship, physical fitness of mind and body and have honor and respect for family, self, community and church of their choice. They are encouraged and required to give back to their communities through volunteer services.

The program is run by professional military and civilian adult volunteers committed to teaching youth leadership and team-building skills in a military manner, fashioned around the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment. This unique, rigorous training helps to build self-esteem and confidence in its participants, encouraging a safer, smarter lifestyle as they transition to young adults.

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On December 7, 2011, during the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Young Marines have been invited to participate in the wreath laying ceremony at the Arizona Memorial. That is quite an honor, indeed.

Young Marines - 2011

To learn more about the Young Marines:

<National Website - www.youngmarines.com>

<Keystone Website - www.keystoneyoungmarines.com>

<Wikipedia - Young Marines>

Young Marines - 2011

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