Young Marines win National Unit of the Year - San Diego Union-Tribune
Monday, July 22, 2019
The North San Diego Young Marines of Vista was named “2019 National Unit of the Year.”
The group is part of the Young Marines, a national youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through high school. The nonprofit group promotes mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership and a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
The North San Diego Young Marines also won the Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Award from the Drug Enforcement Agency in 2018. The award recognizes drug demand reduction efforts through community education and peer-to-peer role modeling.
In 2017, Marie Smith, adjutant of North San Diego Young Marines, won National Adult Volunteer of the Year. Read more in the San Diego Union-Tribune>
By Linda McIntosh
July 19, 2019