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3 Buffalo Ridge Young Marines attend leadership event

The Junior Leadership School introduces young people to the three training pillars of self-discipline, team building, and leadership development.

Students graduating from the Junior Leadership Course included, from left, Aaron Giddings, Jr., Marlee Mitchell, and Brooklynn Tyrrell, right, shown with Jeff Porta, Division 5 commanding officer and school director, second from right.
Students graduating from the Junior Leadership Course included, from left, Aaron Giddings, Jr., Marlee Mitchell, and Brooklynn Tyrrell, right, shown with Jeff Porta, Division 5 commanding officer and school director, second from right.
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EDINBURGH, Indiana — Three members from the Buffalo Ridge Young Marines graduated from the Junior Leadership Course July 30 at Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, Indiana.

They are Brooklynn Tyrrell, Marlee Mitchell and Aaron Giddings, Jr.

The Junior Leadership School introduces young people to the three training pillars of self-discipline, team building, and leadership development. It is designed to introduce the junior Young Marine corporals and mature basic Young Marine lance corporals to interpersonal communication, team-building skills and basic leadership skills and principles.

Upon completion of this school, the Young Marine graduate will have a basic understanding of leadership principles and who they want to be as a leader in the future.

The Young Marines program strives to create good citizens and leaders by placing an emphasis on teaching self-confidence, promoting academic achievement, building character and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

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The Young Marines participate in a wide variety of service programs and activities, including Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest anti-drug effort in the nation. Part of the group’s core curriculum is drug demand reduction. The Young Marines honor and serve the nation’s veterans year round.

For more about the Young Marines, contact (507) 360-7472 or BuffaloRidgeYoungMarines@gmail.com.

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