MARINE CORPS JUNIOR ROTC SUPPORT
The Kentuckiana Detachment has “adopted” the Cadets of Fern Creek Traditional High School, Jeffersontown High School, Seneca High School, as well as the cadets of Shelby County High School in Shelby County. As such, the Detachment provides one Cadet from each of the four units with a $500.00 College Scholarship annually. The Detachment also provides a $500.00 matching scholarship in conjunction with the Luther Luckett Correctional Facility’s Veterans Club to a Oldham County Student each year. In addition to the scholarships, each year the Detachment provides awards to the Cadets (Medals and Ribbons), to recognize their attainment of community service hours in excess of 100, 200, 300 hours and above. An impressive medallion is also presented to the outstanding Male and Female cadet each year. These awards amount to the Detachment’s support of over $4000.00 annually.
Additional support in the form of other donations go to support projects of the cadets such as the building of an Obstacle Course built by the Cadets and Parents of the Jeffersontown H. S. MCJROTC. In return the Cadets work closely with the Detachment on Toys For Tots and other projects related to our community outreach.
CONTACTS WITH THE MARINE CORPS JUNIOR ROTC PROGRAMS
All of the MCJROTC programs are State sanctioned and accredited by both the Marine Corps and the Kentucky Department of Education. Each of the four units in Louisville and Shelby County have Retired, accredited and certified instructors; one Officer and one Enlisted, who bring great acclaim to the cities of Louisville and Shelby County. You may contact the Schools and ask to be put through to the JROTC program.
We are very proud of their successes and they turn out some specular success stories as well as contributing members of our Armed Forces and great citizens of our community.
THE YOUNG MARINES PROGRAM
The “only” officially sanctioned youth program of the Marine Corps League is the Young Marines Program. It is in fact a “Subsidiary Program” of our organization at the National Level.
Membership is open to all youth ages 8 through completion of High School. The only membership requirement is that the youth must be in good standing at their school. UNFORTUNATELY, there is no program in Jefferson County. There are “Young Marine” programs up and running in Lexington, Bowling Green, Richmond, and Covington and many are sponsored by local Marine Corps League Detachments in those areas.
Learn more about this program; volunteers, training, awards, mission, motto, obligation, creed , and National Programs. For information on this program, please go to the following link:
Young Marines. This is part of the Official Web Site of the National Marine Corps League Headquarters.