Youth for Troops was founded by youth passionate about serving our military, veterans, and their families. The leadership team of Youth for Troops consists of six youth comprising a Youth Advisory Board, a traditional board to provide adult oversight, and a panel of adult advisors.
I have always had a great respect for our armed forces. Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people in the military community. I believe it is very important to instill respect and support for the military in our children so that future generations will continue to honor their service to our country.
I value the time I have spent serving my country. As a former member of the 101st Airborne Division and more recently a Lt. Colonel flight surgeon in the USAF, I feel my experiences have made me appreciate the freedoms we all share. I am proud to serve alongside my children while helping current service members and honoring fellow veterans.
bret & amanda ceren
Our family has joined Y4T because we love this country and our military men and women. Our family can trace military service back to the U.S. Civil War and most recently to Bret's Dad serving 30 years in the U.S. Navy. We're excited to serve with youth and their families who are passionate about supporting our military.