Young Marines honors Ridgefield resident as Division Adult Volunteer of the Year


The Lewis and Clark Young Marines named Ridgefield resident Kristine Lewis Division Adult Volunteer of the Year for her work with adolescents, according to a press release on April 1.

The Young Marines is a national non-profit youth education and service program for boys and girls. The organization promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its youth members and focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline.

“I love seeing the Young Marines grow as they work the program and pick up rank. It’s so rewarding to watch them learn new skills, then teach those same skills to younger members in their charge,” Lewis said in the press release. “The Young Marines allows me to affect change in the kids who have been a part of the program, the community around me, the adult volunteers we’ve had on staff, and in myself.”

Lewis has volunteered with the Lewis and Clark Young Marines of Ridgefield since 2002. She currently serves as the adjutant in Division Six.

“The Young Marines program could not exist without dedicated, mission-driven adult volunteers like Kristine. Her role as a leader, mentor and teacher has served this unit well. Under her guidance and tireless efforts, the unit has expanded their role in the community,” said Col. William P. Davis USMC (Retired), national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines.

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