The Detachment has adopted the New Beginnings School of Collier County, which is an "alternative" school for students, grades 4-8, who have problems in a standard school. The school is organized along Marine Corps Esprit guidelines with
Marines volunteering as mentors and instructors.. New Beginnings is the
only public elementary school in the U.S. that is run in the tradition of the USMC.
Many of Detachment Members and their wives donate their time as mentors and help with classroom and individual instruction.