San Diego Young Marines Parent Orientation February 9, 2013

Report
SAN DIEGO YOUNG MARINES
Parent/Recruit Orientation
February 9, 2013
OUR UNIT: SAN DIEGO YOUNG MARINES
Position
Name
Email
Unit Commander
Mr. Chris Baldwin
[email protected]
Executive Officer
MSgt. Ray DeLuz
[email protected]
Training Officer
Sgt. Joey Nicholas
[email protected]
Adjutant
Mrs. Karen Richards
[email protected]
Paymaster
Mrs. Lorna Proctor
[email protected]
Supply Officer
Mr. Mike Parente
[email protected]
Webmaster
Ms. Jodi Galloway
[email protected]
2
OUR UNIT: SAN DIEGO YOUNG MARINES
Position
Name
Registered Adult Leader
Mr. Mike Proctor
Registered Adult Leader
Mr. Tim Dennison
Registered Adult Leader
Mrs. Rosie Pasto
Registered Adult Leader
Mrs. Raquel Monzon
Registered Adult Leader
Sgt. Evan McMullin
Registered Adult Leader
Mr. Philip Blanco
Registered Adult Leader
Mr. Alan Coats
Registered Adult Leader
Mrs. Andrea Hansen
Registered Adult Leader
CWO5 Robert Armendariz
3
BOOT CAMP
Recruit standard uniform
Recruit PT uniform
4
BOOT CAMP
Any youth wishing to join our unit must first complete
recruit training.
NOT U.S. Marine Corps boot camp!
• Drill+customs, physical exercise, classroom instruction
• Held over 9 consecutive Saturdays in Spring, 8am–2pm.
• No more than 2 excused absences before being
dropped from training
– Most recruits who do not complete can try again the
following Spring.
5
RECRUIT UNIFORM AND GEAR
Each recruit required to wear/have:
– Blue jeans (regular not baggy or “skinny”), with
belt
– White T-shirt (labeled with recruit’s last name on
front and back – duct tape OK)
– White crew-length socks
– Black athletic shorts
– Running shoes (not “skate” shoes or “high-tops”)
– Hydration: Camelback™, or canteen, or refillable
water bottle
– Haircut! (Male/female grooming rules will be
explained on day 1)
– Small backpack for gear, notebook, chow
(packed lunch, no junk food), sunscreen.
6
STRENGTHENING THE LIVES OF AMERICA’S
YOUTH
7
ABOUT US
8
ABOUT THE YOUNG MARINES:
What we are.
Our Motto: “Strengthening the lives of America’s Youth”
• Core values: Discipline, Leadership, Teamwork
• A national youth education/service program for boys and
girls, ages 8 through high school.
• Promotes mental, moral, & physical development of its
members, and a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
– (Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine
Corps' Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.)
9
ABOUT THE YOUNG MARINES:
What we are not.
• Babysitting/daycare program.
• Recruiting /training program for the military.
• “Scared Straight” program.
• Correctional boot camp facility.
• Licensed psychological/psychiatric counseling
program.
10
STAFF MEMBERS
• Unit staff members (“Registered Adult Leaders”)
and active-duty Marines are volunteers.
• Registered Adults are screened, backgroundchecked by National HQ. Male and female
registered adults must be present when supervising
both genders.
11
BOOT CAMP
12
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT: RECRUIT TRAINING
Recruits held accountable for attendance and
readiness to train (correct gear, grooming, and
studying between Saturdays).
Parents help by ensuring that recruit:
1. gets good night’s sleep and eats healthy breakfast
(avoid fatty foods)
2. arrives on time – allow +10 minutes for gate security
checks. Have current license/registration/insurance
with you.
- Parents please leave promptly after drop-off!
3. is picked up on time (before 2pm)
4. Has time for studying and physical exercise between
Saturdays.
13
MEDICAL INFORMATION
• For your child’s safety, you MUST tell us about
ongoing or new medical issues.
- All information kept confidential.
• If your child needs medication during training,
please tell our training officer.
– Asthma inhalers/Epi pens must be brought to training if
prescribed!
• Some children have other special needs. Please
discuss with staff in advance – we will try to work
with you.
– Unfortunately we cannot accept every child, as our staff
are not trained to deal with all circumstances.
14
MORE INFORMATION
• http://www.sandiegoyoungmarines.org/bootcamp.html
15
PAPERWORK AND FEES
16
ENROLLMENT/APPLICATION
• Enrollment package can be found on our website:
www.sandiegoyoungmarines.org
• Complete information is required, including the
Physical Exam form.
- A current “after-school sports physical” is acceptable.
CVS and other pharmacies offer sports physicals without
appointments.
17
INITIAL FEES
(NON-REFUNDABLE)
Enrollment fee: $250.00 for first child in family, $225.00
per additional child
Includes:
• Uniform (blouse, trousers, cover, belt, unit patch, name tapes, boot
bands, 1 green and 1 red YM T-shirt)
• YM Basic Guidebook
Does NOT include:
• PT Gear: black shorts (no longer than mid-knee), white crew socks,
athletic shoes.
• Boots: (black lace-up “jungle” combat boots). At most military
surplus stores, e.g. ask for “Young Marines” discount at:
– Rosebud’s, 642 Hollister Ave, San Diego, CA 92154
– Stars & Stripes, 1198 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021
18
ANNUAL FEES
RE-REGISTRATION: $60 PER YM
National HQ requires re-registration for all YMs every
September, along with new physical exam form
(even if just graduated boot camp)
• Some activities require additional cost, e.g.
– Camping trips
– USS Midway overnight
– Leadership schools
• Unit subsidizes some costs via fundraising.
(Ask how you can help!)
19
AFTER BOOT CAMP
20
AFTER RECRUIT GRADUATION: WATCH
YOUR YM GROW, LEARN, AND LEAD
• Graduates become a Young Marine Private (YM/Pvt)
– entitled to wear uniform and insignia
• National Director Mike Kessler’s Challenge to new YMs: Earn
promotion to Private First Class (YM/PFC) within 3 months by:
– regular attendance
– community service (within or outside Young Marines)
– exemplifying core values: Discipline, Leadership, Teamwork
•
YMs can also earn ribbons for achievements in or outside the
program, e.g. CPR/First Aid, academic, music, Drug Demand
Reduction education, Veterans Appreciation, ….
• Parents of graduated Young Marines welcome to observe,
help staff with weekly activities, fundraising, etc.
- To work directly with YMs, apply to be a Registered Adult volunteer!
21
TIMELINESS
• YMs, recruits held responsible for arriving on time before
0800.
• Parents – use East Gate onto base. Allow +10 minutes for
gate security checks. Have current
license/registration/insurance with you.
•
• Please pick up recruit ON-TIME before 1400 (2pm).
Volunteer staff are not a day-care service!
- Call us if you will be late due to unforeseen reasons (e.g.
car trouble, family emergency).
- Network with other parents in advance (today!) to
carpool or provide backup rides.
• Make sure Adjutant has up-to-date phone numbers.
– - Keep cellphone on while your child is with us (in case
of emergency; also some events finish early).
22
COMMUNICATION
• For excused absences: Send email to Adjutant in advance
• For uniform/equipment requests: Print and complete
request form on the www.sandiegoyoungmarines.org
website. Give form and payment to Supply Officer.
• We will email you and /or your child “SDYM Weekly
Announcements”. Please read carefully – meeting locations,
pick-up times, uniform requirements can change weekly.
• Facebook: “San Diego Young Marines Official Page”
23
More Information
• www.sandiegoyoungmarines.org
• Facebook: San Diego Young Marines Official Page
• www.youngmarines.com
24
QUESTIONS?
25

similar documents