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Rose City Young Marines in Tyler, helps teach education and teach leadership skills to kids

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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – A brand new program is in East Texas to assist education and teach leadership skills to kids. Sunday afternoon the Rose City Young Marines held a recruiting occasion.

The Young Marines is a nationwide youth program for boys and women that focuses on leadership and citizenship. A constitution was acquired in January for the Rose City Young Marines to be in Tyler. Brian Leach, the Unit Commander for Rose City Young Marines, stated now they’re working to get data out to the neighborhood.

“We want to make good kids great kids. So we want to turn them into leaders and be able to lead in their peer groups and be able to lead in the community,” he stated.

Faith Leach is 16 and began this system when she was 14. So far, she stated her favourite half was going to senior leadership faculty.

“We got to do so much in the short period of time we were there. I met kids from all over the United States, from Oregon all the way down to Florida,” she stated. “We got to do things like close order drill, we got to work on leadership traits together and at the end of it we all got to have fun.”

For kids that do find yourself becoming a member of, boot camp begins in April and a typical drill day consists of,

“Physical fitness and it’ll be close order drill, which is the kids marching around. Then we’ll get into some classroom things. As part of the program nationally, drug demand reduction is a big portion of the program. So we teach kids the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. That’s how the nation program receives funding from the Marine Corps itself, is through those DDR hours.”

Faith Leach would suggest giving it a strive. She says she’s gotten so many alternatives from it.

“Whenever I originally joined, I wasn’t sure how far I’d make it, to even pick up the rank of Sergeant. And I put in a lot of time and I was able to go two ranks higher than that to Gunnery Sergeant. So as long as you put in the time and effort, you’ll go far in this program,” Leach stated.

For extra data on how to get entangled you’ll be able to go to Rose City Young Marines Facebook web page.

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