Success Stories

Graduate: Sharrieff S.

Graduate: Sharrieff S.


Thanks to Youth ChalleNGe, Sharrieff feels that he certainly dodged the bullet of incarceration. Now he is a student at Atlanta Technical College taking an Avionics Bench Technician course, and will soon be transferring to Middle Georgia State University to finish obtaining his private pilot's certificate. Without Youth ChalleNGe giving him a second change, he says none of this would have been possible. 

Graduate: James W.

Graduate: James W.


I graduated from Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy in June 2005. I joined the US Army in September 2005, and served 12 years before getting out this past July. If it wasn't for attending YCA, I probably wouldn't be were I'm at right now. This was definitely one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

Graduate: Devon S.

Graduate: Devon S.


Since graduating from the Milledgeville Youth ChalleNGe Academy in October 2017, Devon has been a cook at Waffle House and has steadily increased his start pay of $7.25 to $10.25 per hour. Devon also just completed his first semester at West Georgia Tech studying welding. He has found his passion, and is excited to start more classes this summer!

Parent: Janie S.

Parent: Janie S.


My son was failing school, relationships, mostly himself. He was on a dangerous road heading for destruction. He went to Challenge when he was 16 years old. He learned and accomplished so much. He learned self-discipline, improved his self-esteem ten-fold, graduated high school with HONORS!! He became a man on the road to success. That was 17 years ago and he is one of the best men I have ever known. He says that Challenge was the best thing I ever did for him!! Thank you, Fort Stewart.

Parent: Amanda W.

Parent: Amanda W.


I love this place. My son was going to end up dead or in jail before attending YCA. Now, he is very respectful and thinking about his future. He has done a complete turn around. I'm so thankful for this program. So happy my child could take part in something truely this special.

Parent: Tricia S.

Parent: Tricia S.


This is an awesome place for kids who need structure in order to get themselves together. I saw my son for the 1st time in 6 weeks yesterday and he has changed so much. Best decision.

Graduate: Jelani J.

Graduate: Jelani J.


I am a YCA graduate; the program definitely did have challenges and hard times, but I feel like the program set me straight and prepared me to be a successful person later on in life. 

Parent: Naomi V.

Parent: Naomi V.


I'm happy that my daughter agreed to go to YCA and be away from all family and friends. We miss her, but we know she is doing her best to succeed in the program!!!

Parent: Monica T.

Parent: Monica T.


This program has done such an amazing job with my son in just 30 days! I already see a change in not only his attitude, but his will to better himself as a young man. I'm a single mom who had done all I knew to do with minimum help and I refused to allow him to fail at life. I battled with the idea of letting him join the program... but God, I prayed about it and just did it. Although my son wasn't happy at 1st, he is now really enjoying it. He has met new friends and he's learning so much about being independent. THANK YOU Milledgeville Youth Challenge Academy! I HIGHLY recommend any parent who feel as though they're losing all hope for their child to just try it.

 

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