GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is pleased to announce the approval of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at Genesee Career Institute (GCI), according to a press release. The Army JROTC program, facilitated and taught by retired Army personnel at GCI, will be open to any Genesee County high school student in grades 9-12, beginning in the fall of 2017.
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI- 05), who represents Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District, including Genesee County, was instrumental in assisting GISD being approved to offer the Army JROTC program. Since last year, he talked with senior officials at the Army to advocate for JROTC funding, including a conversation with Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
“I am pleased that the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Program will be open to Genesee County students,” Congressman Kildee said. “This successful program, a partnership between the Army and local high schools, will focus on leadership training and help prepare youth for a successful future. I am confident that the skills and training taught through this program will greatly benefit students and families in our community.”
GCI is proud to offer this tremendous program to students throughout Genesee County. The program teaches students character education, the importance of student achievement, wellness, leadership, and the value of diversity. It is a cooperative effort between the Army and the high schools to produce successful students and citizens, while fostering a more constructive and disciplined learning environment.
For more information about the Army JROTC, contact your local high school counselor or a GCI counselor at (810) 591-4462.