Young Marines Since 1959 logoOur History
Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 264 units with 8,500 youth and 2,500 adult volunteers in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Germany, Japan and affiliates in a host of other countries  

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To find a Young Marine unit in your hometown, visit our Unit Locator and enter your zip code. A list of Young Marines units in your area will appear. Click on the unit or units closest to you and information regarding that unit and their contact information will appear. 

We Support Our Communities

1.8 Million comunity service hours
In the past three years our Young Marines and  Adult Volunteers contributed over 1.8 million volunteer and community service hours across our nation. You might say that you can not put a price on such dedication but you can. According to the Independent Sector, in partnership with IMPLAN, the latest value of a volunteer hour is $24.69 this equates to over $44,000,000.00 the Young Marines program has committed to our communities.
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Living Healthy & Drug-Free


The Young Marines “Closing the Gate on Drugs” initiative focuses our drug demand reduction efforts on raising awareness of common gateway drugs (tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, prescription drugs and marijuana) that are either in homes or neighborhoods and are most often encountered and easily accessed by children and young adults.


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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

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