MCJROTC is at its essence a Leadership Education Program meant to develop character and citizenship. Often young adults receive conflicting messages about right and wrong, good and bad. Joining and participating in MCJROTC can help make the best decisions based upon learning and practicing core values and the development of character and personal responsibility. The JROTC program has been viewed as a strong program that provides youth with much-needed skills in citizenship and leadership. Additionally, numerous studies have shown that students who participate in JROTC programs have better attendance, grades, and graduation rates relative to students who were in general academic programs.
Parents and school administrators also maintain positive attitudes toward JROTC because these programs:
• Motivate students to learn;
• Foster a disciplined and constructive learning environment;
• Instill essential skills like time management, responsibility, goal setting, and teamwork.
MCJROTC is not the easiest path and it is not for everyone. Yet for those who have chosen to participate it is an experience that has helped thousands of young adults make the right decisions during their high school experience. Try it!