The Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy
The Youth ChalleNGe Academy at Fort Gordon (FGYCA) was established in September 2000, and is located on Fort Gordon, near Augusta, Georgia. We serve 16-18 year olds from across the state, which come from all socio-economic backgrounds.
FGYCA uses a military model to transform the lives of our students, by employing a tough, no nonsense approach to discipline and a caring, patient, and determined attitude toward education. We are partnered with Foothills Education Charter High School. This allows eligible cadets the opportunity to complete their High School Diploma while at the Youth ChalleNGe Academy.
Classes begin twice each year, in January and in July, and are continuous for 5 ½ months. Following the residential phase of the program, the Cadets must complete the 12 month post-residential phase in order to successfully complete the Youth ChalleNGe Program. The Academy has graduated 15,753 Cadets since its inception.
WELCOME TO YOUR SECOND CHANCE!
Information about Reception Day (October 16, 2023) for Fort Gordon Class #46 is posted below.
You should be sure to print this out and follow the instructions provided to include the packing list, the Cadet mailing address and your reporting day information.
Here is a list of necessary application documents for all candidates.
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