"to motivate young people to be better citizens"
The United States Army's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC,
is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership,
service to the community, personal responsibility,and a sense of
accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork,
and self-discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement,
"To motivate young people to be better citizens."
It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making
them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American
citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high
school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities
that will benefit the student, community, and nation.
The purpose of our program is to help each student become a more
successful person in life. The focus of the program IS NOT THE MILITARY.
Rather, JROTC uses a military structure to teach the students about
citizenship, leadership, US history, discipline, self confidence,
goal setting, and oral/written communications.
What a student learns in this program will benefit them in all aspects of their lives
whether its their sports teams, families, school work, church groups, etc..
There is no obligation to join the military after graduation.
In fact, very few actual JROTC students enter
the military after graduation.