Big Bend


Save the Big Bend Young Marines!


Seeking Adult Volunteers to help strengthen the lives of America’s youth.


Big Bend Young Marines has been strengthening the lives of America’s youth in Tallahassee for nearly 20 years. The current unit commander, James Burke, is retiring from his volunteer service to the Big Bend Young Marines, creating a vital need for adult volunteers to pick up the mantle and carry this unit forward.

Big Bend Young Marines meets at:

Navy Operations Support Center
2910 Roberts Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32310

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, aged eight through high school graduation. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork, and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. 

Units are led by dedicated adult volunteers who mentor and guide youth members. It is through these caring adults that Young Marines learn the values of honor, courage, and commitment.


Volunteer Today

If you are interested in becoming an adult volunteer with the Big Bend Young Marines fill out form below or contact Michael Hoff at 800-717-0060 X 215 or michael.hoff@youngmarines.com and mention code BB.


About the Big Bend Young Marines

There are currently 14 Young Marines units in the State of Florida, from Miami to Pensacola. The Big Bend Young Marines serves Tallahassee and the surrounding area. The adult staff is all volunteer and typically consists of YM family members, members from all different professions within the community, and veterans.

In the Big Bend Young Marines, youth receive opportunities to build their pride and leadership skills through such challenging events as: rappelling; intense physical fitness training; camping; close order drill; swimming; land navigation and many other activities. They get opportunities to earn promotions and ribbons through their achievements as they develop their skills. There are also travel opportunities as the Young Marines participates in national schools, adventures, or encampments with other units.

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

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

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