Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for one of their newest Chamber members, Cross Roads Young Marines.
The Cross Roads Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through the completion of high school. The organization promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Carrie Rodman, Unit Adjutant for the local organization, says that the organization recently had a surge in membership and now have a total of 25 participants and 10 staff members.
The Cross Roads Young Marines will be participating in Funtastic Fourth activities this weekend. Then July 3rd - 5th they'll be traveling to El Paso to take part in the Battalion parade.
"We're always doing something for somebody in the community, whether it's Color Guard or fundraising by selling beef sticks, but we're always willing to help our Veterans in our community," says Rodman.
Rodman went on to tell KBest News that Cross Roads Young Marines is a really great mentoring program that helps kids learn how to cope with everyday problems, including bullying. "Our motto is 'Strengthening America's youth,' and that's basically what we do."