About Us

The Vision
Impact America's future by providing a unique youth leadership program, for ages 8-18, which nurtures and develops citizens in our communities, instilling the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.
The Mission
The Young Marines program educates and inspires youth within our communities by promoting a healthy lifestyle through instructional and adventurous activities. Our unit focuses on character building, leadership, promoting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle, and teaches the value of truthfulness, fairness, respect, courage, attention to duty and love of God and Country. We develop responsible citizens using the volunteer resources of a civilian and military partnership. The teamwork and Esprit de Corps, unit pride, enjoyed by Young Marines help each discover the hero within.
Unit Staff Principles
Our unit is led by dedicated adult volunteers who are screened by the Young Marine National Headquarters.  Several of our volunteers are former service military personnel. The health, welfare and safety of Young Marines are paramount. We will uphold the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. We pledge to
the parents to serve as positive role models to their children.
Our unit meets once a month, on a Saturday and Sunday. Various training activities take place including first aid training, marching drills, map and compass, etc. The Young Marine has the opportunity to earn ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service, sports, academics, music, first aid and drug resistance.  Upon joining the Young Marines, recruits undergo a five month training program which takes place during the normal drill weekends. Recruits learn general subjects such as history, customs, courtesies, close order drill, physical fitness, and military rank structure. After graduating from recruit training, the Young Marine will have the opportunity to learn additional skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marine uniform, work towards ribbon awards, participate in parades and other special events or trips.
Ashtabula County Young Marines have participated in the following activities: Color Guards for Red Cross Heroes Breakfast, Reagan Breakfast and The Healing Field of Honor, Parades, Camp-outs, Marine Corps Pride in America, Flag Placements, Park Clean-ups, Toys-4-Tots and many more.  Ashtabula County Young Marines' mission is to positively impact America’s future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
We generally meet at the Jefferson Eagles Club (133 S Spruce Street. Jefferson, OH 44047).

Jefferson Eagles Club