Want to be a Young Marine?
Next Recruit Training Class is scheduled to begin January 8, 2020

Orientations take place in November and December. Paperwork and registration fees must be in by 5 p.m. Jan. 6, 2020 for processing to begin with the new class.

See our "Join" page for more information.

Our local Poolee Program is a softer start for those who miss the Recruit Class deadline.

To join our team of sponsors and have your logo added, contact our Fundraising Officer at fundraising@palmbeachym.org


Division 3 Second Place:

Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Award

May 16, 2019 at the Young Marine's Adult Leaders Conference in Orlando, the Young Marines of the Palm Beaches were awarded by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) second place in Division 3 of  the prestigious Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Award for our efforts in Red Ribbon Week 2018.  Oorah!

Red Ribbon Weekis from Oct. 23-31 each year. During Red Ribbon Week, we honor Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a Marine who joined the DEA to fight the drug crisis, and was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by drug dealers in Mexico. We honor his memory by spreading the message about the dangers of drug addiction and urging others to commit to live an addiction-free lifestyle.

Young Marines of the Palm Beaches

Mailing: 11924 Forest Hill Blvd., Ste 10A-129                              Meeting: West Palm Beach                                                           Adjutant@palmbeachym.org              

                Wellington, FL 33414                                                                          Near Palm Beach International Airport                     UnitCommander@palmbeachym.org

To move beyond Young Marine/Sergeant, a Young Marine must earn the Conservation Ribbon. This ribbon involves several projects. It can be earned at any stage in a Young Marine's career. To help our Young Marines earn this award, we've put together some forms to help plan the compositions and a form to track sign-offs for the ribbon. See our Forms & Training page or the Unit Library on the national site.

Young Marines is a national youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through 18 (or completion of high school), that began in 1959. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching discipline, teamwork, and leadership skills, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines program is the focal point of the US Marine Corps efforts to reduce, in our youth, demand for drugs.

Young Marines of the Palm Beaches is supported by our families and various donors including these generous sponsors:

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