February is Young Marines Adult Staff Appreciation month
At some point in their young lives, every child who has made the decision to enter the ranks of the Young Marines will have that positive source of energy to see them through recruit training and beyond. You will recall that at some point, an adult reached out to you and made a special effort to assist when you were down or provide words of wisdom when necessary.
You can take great pleasure in knowing that you, as a registered adult volunteer with the Young Marines, have become that source of inspiration and support. Aside from time, you volunteer your experience, plan the activities, provide the ever-so-important oversight, and give hope when others don't see it.
February is Young Marines Adult Staff Appreciation month. This is the time when your Young Marines and their parents thank you for all you do is serving such a valuable role in the lives of their child. And so, on their behalf, I would like to thank you.
But from where I sit, your participation as a volunteer is the heart and soul of the organization. We turn to you for timely registration of your members, for the management of the unit, for your time as volunteers to support or SPACES program, and for taking time off to attend training opportunities. We rely on you to be training experts, auditors and bookkeepers of unit funds. We ask that you maintain a record system on your Young Marines that serves as the source documents for their continued successes as they grow into valuable leaders in your units.
I fully understand your commitment to the youth members of your unit and to the success of the Young Marines program. A simple "thank you" doesn't seem quite adequate, but from me and my staff to you, Thank You for all you have done and continue to do in making our program the best youth program in this wonderful country.
Very respectfully and Semper Fi
Download The PDF of the Thank You Letter
Download The Adult Staff Appreciation Information Sheet