Date of Successful Defense
Date Degree Awarded
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Eddie Baumann, Ph.D.
youth programs, leadership programs
Despite the number of youth development programs, little is clear about the essence and structure of the Young Marines through the eyes of the parents. Drawing on both the literature and the data gathered through in-depth interviews from parents, this study aims to examine parents’ views, their understanding and perspective. Data collected for this study comes from one primary source: Young Marines, Quantico, VA. Through a phenomenological study, the researcher’s participants give insight, knowledge, and descriptive life experiences about the Young Marines. Materials provided by the National Young Marines website was beneficial and necessary as no data represents the Young Marines in the literature researched. Research shows that youth development programs are effective and necessary. While this study has proved to be beneficial, additional studies are necessary to compare results with other units throughout the United States. These findings expound on the challenges, limits, and benefits of finding a youth program that meets the need of youth.
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Van Deusen, Rebecca, "Parents’ Perspective of the Young Marines as a Youth Leadership Program" (2011). Master of Education Research Theses. 49.