Formed in October 2013, The Mission Continues 1st Platoon Orlando now includes more than 250 members — including 10 Mission Continues Alumni.

For the past decade, Orlando has been subject to gang violence and the highest rate of juvenile detention in Florida. A majority of juveniles in Orlando have no clear way out of the violence and no clear path to a better life.

Orlando 1st Platoon is focused on addressing issues impacting local youth in Central Florida. The Platoon has conducted large-scale service missions with Home Builders International, Crossroads Corral, and Project Bridge – Eckard Kids, an organization that provides transitional services to boys and girls ages 11-21 reintegrating back to their home communities from juvenile justice residential commitment programs.

Additionally, the Platoon has formed deep bonds as a new unit. Functioning in many ways like an active duty unit, they have created a genuine sense of support, friendship and camaraderie akin to their days in the military.

Join us as we change the lives of youth in central Florida!



Lead Sponsor


Contributing Sponsor:

Lockheed Martin

Contributing Sponsor:

Bank of America

Recent Events


Operation Alleviate

with the Orlando 1st Service Platoon

Service Project

Orlando - Orlando, FL

September 7, 2017 5:00 PM - 11:15 PM

Ramp It Up for Charles!

with the Orlando 1st Service Platoon

Support Event

Charles Prescott Home - Sorrento, FL

July 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Phoenix Rising

with the Orlando 1st Service Platoon

Service Project

Taft Boys and Girls Club - Orlando, FL

April 29, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM