How would your teenaged son like to learn explosive ordinance disposal? Would your daughter be interested in the opportunity to learn culinary skills while living on a submarine? How about learning naval history at Pearl Harbor or getting to observe a surgery from the operating room floor? Would they like to travel to Russia, Australia, or Bermuda on their summer break? Maybe spending a couple of weeks training with Navy SEALS is more in line with their interests. All of these opportunities and more are available to members of the US Navy Sea Cadets.
Sea Cadets is a youth leadership program for students ages 11-18 that has been around since 1958. This program is not for problem kids but for good kids who want to get better. Good grades, community service, respect for authority, honor and integrity are expected of these young men and women. They learn discipline, patriotism, and self reliance. These kids work hard to earn their incredible experiences.
Even though this is the Navy Sea Cadets there is no obligation to join the military after graduation. Those who do go through the program and then join enjoy advantages. There are also college scholarships available to those who choose to go that route. Cadets have the confidence to succeed in any endeavor they choose. My son has been involved with the program for five years now and has moved up in rank from recruit to Chief Petty Officer. He has taken part in boot camps, field training, submarine seminars, and more. We have seen him mature into a very responsible young man who is capable of leading others with confidence.
If anything that you have just read sounds interesting to you or your child, check into the Sea Cadets program. There are units all around the United States and the world. You can find out more information at www.seacadets.org Don’t waste another minute. Check into this fun adventure now.
by Melanie Thurman, FPEA Relationship Ambassador. Melanie is a homeschooling mom of five in her 21st year of this adventure. She would love to see more and more moms give homeschooling a try and works to help encourage and support them through her local support group and as an FPEA Ambassador. You can catch up with her at www.thurmanmom.blogspot.com