In 2011, ICF conducted a field review and assessment of all U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Children, Youth, and Teen Programs (CYTP). This survey was conducted through visits to facilities on all USMC installations worldwide as well as competing CYTP facilities in local areas. The assessment included forecasting current and future demand for programs, preferences for care, need for capital improvements, and opportunities for improved operational efficiency.
In the final report, the study found that CYTP is in good shape overall. Concentrated efforts have already been made to meet demand through new facilities. The benefits of these new facilities will begin to be seen in FY12 through a total of 3,261 additional spaces for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 120 additional SAC spaces. However, there are opportunities to strengthen the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and youth components of the program. While some additional new construction is recommended to meet demand, the majority of our recommendations focus on strengthening existing programming. The timing of this study was ideal due to upcoming changes in the military. There are opportunities to address financial and operational issues to better align with future budget constraints and mission changes.