Young Marines strive to make positive choices for social and emotional health. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that "mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices." There are several obstacles and barriers that youth face today. The Young Marines ensures that young people have access to adequate positive opportunities, such as, youth leadership, skill building, healthy peer relationships, outdoor activities, physical fitness, and sustained connections between youth and adults. 




        Young Marines can...

                                          Identify strategies to improve dimensions of wellness including developing strengths and overcoming disappointments.   
                                          Demonstrate how to influence and support others to make positive and healthy choices.   
                                          Set SMART goals to enhance their personal well-being.  

Strengthening the lives of America's youth
A national youth program for boys and girls, ages eight through high school, focused on leadership, citizenship through community service, self-discipline, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Headquarters Young Marines
17739 Main Street, Suite 250
Dumfries, VA 22026

Combined Federal Campaign # 11954

800-717-0060 Phone
202-315-3594 Fax