Welcome to BFYM
The Young Marines is a youth education and service
program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The
Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of
its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and
promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal
point for the U.S. Marine Corps' youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.
We are a non-profit Youth Organization and serve the Aurora,
Colorado surrounding area. The Buckley Field unit meets every
Tuesday evening at the Army National Guard Armory on Potomac St. in
Aurora, CO. Our staff is made up entirely of
volunteers. These volunteers are former, reserve and active
military members and civilians.
about the Young Marines
Many people ask what exactly is
Young Marines. We are military derived. Some often
compare us to Scouts and ROTC. While we have the
greatest of respect for them we have no affiliation with either of
We are also not a recruiting
program for the Marine Corps or any other branch of the
military. We often counsel and support young people who
decide to go into a branch of the military or are considering it as a
career path so they are as fully informed as possible prior to making
such a life-changing choice.
Our main initiative is to foster
a drug and violence free lifestyle so that members are able to fulfill
their own potential and the path it may take them down.
To learn more about our program
please visit our National
Website. If you want to know how to get your child
involved please also go by our Recruit
Training page. Thanks for visiting!
Please go to 'About Us' to learn more.