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Join us in supporting the mission of the Young Marines
and growing the professional network of alumni!

Tens of thousands of youth have passed through the ranks of the Young Marines since its inception in 1959. The Young Marines Alumni Association seeks to reconnect all former Young Marines back to the national youth organization by providing a platform for them to engage with other alumni and inspire future generations of Young Marines.


We are excited about this historic launch of the Young Marines Alumni Association. As a registered member, you'll get exclusive access to a member's only area, as well as information on upcoming initiatives and programs as they are instituted. For now, we hope you will join us by registering to continue your own Young Marine legacy and supporting the Michael B. Kessler Scholarship Fund.

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Our Mission:

The mission of the Young Marines Alumni Association is to be a vital partner in the success of the Young Marines! Through meaningful engagement and the support of lifelong connections, the Young Marines Alumni Association aims to strengthen all Young Marines - past, present, and future.


Fostering alumni relations and mentoring Young Marines.


Providing opportunities for both alumni and Young Marines.


Inspiring Young Marines and its alumni through shared experiences.

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Meet our
Executive Director and
Advisory Council

Michael B. Kessler SPACES Scholarship Fund

In honor of his support and dedication to the Young Marines national youth organization, the Young Marines Alumni Association takes great pleasure in announcing the Michael B. Kessler SPACES Scholarship Fund. For 16 years, Mr. Kessler poured his heart and soul into the Young Marines organization. One of many accomplishments is the creation of the Summer Programs, Adventures, Challenges, Encampments and Schools. This fund exists to allow Young Marines the opportunity to experience Mr. Kessler’s vision of SPACES and encourage youth to live a healthy
drug-free lifestyle. Donate today!


2011 - The idea was born from the Young Marines Symposium.

2013 - Announced Edgar Huff as the National Executive Director.

2013 - Advisory Council established.

2014 - The Young Marines Alumni Association received it’s charter
              as a subsidiary of the Young Marines.

2015 - Announced the Michael B. Kessler SPACES Scholarship

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Young Marines Alumni Association
17739 Main Street, Suite 250

Dumfries, VA 22026


Ph. 800-717-0060 Ext 230



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