May 31, 2012
Marines Help Students Study
The Young Marines is a modified education service that focuses on using military techniques to educate students with physical/mental challenges. This program can be found in Baltimore, Maryland. It also highlights high school and middle school students with physical/mental challenges.
Students are held to great expectations when it comes to course work. All students are instructed how to perform simple duties. These duties include: how to behave, helping the community, and listen to their support system.
Students enrolled in this program have a variety of challenges such as cognitive impairments and Down’s syndrome. Vivian-Price Butler is the unit’s first sergeant leader and teaches the students. She adapts the material for students who have different reading abilities and other serious challenges.
“When she speaks, these kids straighten right up and listen,” one student’s mother told the Washington Post.
Tough Love: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/special-needs-unit-of-young-marines-teaches-youths-to-serve/2012/05/27/gJQAbZyEvU_story.html