JLBC Frequently Asked Questions
1. Purpose of JLBC:
JLBC is a leadership, and character development course focused on developing discipline, self-confidence, citizenship, leadership skills, and a genuine sense of responsibility within the individual JLBC Cadet.
2. What JLBC is not:
The JLBC course is not a military recruitment program. JLBC Cadets who attend have no obligation to enter military service. Neither is it a "boot camp" for youth with , apathetic youth. The JLBC student must elect to participate in this program, which works exceptionally well for motivated JLBC students to learn and grow.
3. What is required of JLBC Cadets?
The essential requirement for JLBC Cadets is a good positive attitude. You will be exposed to new stresses and experiences which will be exciting. The JLBC program will also develop and test your character by JLBC design. No steel is tempered without pressure and heat. You will likely fall short or fail at least once in the JLBC program, which is expected. You will become stronger and wiser through your failures as long as you accept responsibility and learn from your mistakes.
All JLBC Cadets must adhere to JLBC Military grooming and dress standards in and out of JLBC uniform. These JLBC standards will be clearly outlined during the first two weeks of JLBC instruction. These JLBC standards for male JLBC cadets include maintaining a regulation haircut, shaving, not wearing earrings at ANY time, and dressing according to approved JLBC guidelines. For female JLBC Cadets, these standards include maintaining a regulation hair length and style, wearing the approved quantity and type of earrings and makeup, and dressing according to JLBC guidelines. Both male and female cadets must follow JLBC guidelines regarding tattoos. Body piercings are prohibited for all JLBC Cadets.
4. Who is eligible to participate?
Any enegetic boy or girl in grades 5 through 12 enrolled in the JLBC Riverside locations. JLBC Program candidates must be able and willing to participate in all activities. JLBC Students with documented physical limitations who wish to join the program should have parents contact the JLBC Command office to discuss options.
5. What is the cost to attend?
A small fee of $500 is used to offset various program expenses. Cadets will be issued uniforms which they must properly maintain and return at the end of the academic year or upon this enrollment from the JLBC program. Articles lost or damaged beyond normal wear and tear must be replaced at the JLBC Cadet's expense.
6. What are the benefits of participating?
Former JLBC Cadets demonstrate the most significant benefits of participating in JLBC. It is typical for adults who were JLBC Cadets to attribute increased confidence, discipline, and leadership ability to their time in JLBC.
This elective JLBC class meets the graduation requirement for physical education. JLBC Cadets are also provided an opportunity to assist in their community through Program sponsored "civic service" activities. JLBC delivers regular feedback on how well the JLBC Cadet performs through promotions and JLBC military-type awards. Additionally, many students indicate that their friendships as a JLBC Cadet are some of the closest and most steadfast associations they have while in high school.
7. What are the Classes and Activities:
JLBC instructs various classes and activities that are generally unavailable to high school students. They include:
-Physical Fitness Training
-Military Customs and Courtesies
-Uniform Wear and Maintenance
8. What Extracurricular Activities are available:
JLBC Cadets who wish to participate in extracurricular activities have the following options from which to choose:
-Competition Drill Teams (armed and unarmed)
-Color Guards (opportunities to both compete and merely perform exhibitions at regular school functions are available)
-Physical Training Team (similar to "track and field" – teams compete in physical fitness events)
-Competition Rifle Marksmanship Teams (Olympic-style shooting using air rifles)
-Academics (oral presentation and current events questions) Cadets who compete on any of these teams may earn individual awards.