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The Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy

The Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy (FSYCA) officially opened its doors 1993, one of ten original academies nationwide.

The FSYCA celebrated 25 years of success in 2018, having graduated over 9000 young men and women. Over these last 25 years, FSYCA has evolved to meet the needs of our customers and currently offers the following academic programs for motivated cadets: high school diploma program; credit recovery program to help students earn or make-up lost credits to return to high school, and college classes. Students in our High School/Credit Recovery programs earn an average of six high credits during their 22-week stay with us. However, highly motivated students have earned as much as fourteen credits.


Fort Stewart Cadets

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Fort Stewart YCA Class 62 starts on Sunday, January 14, 2024, which is referred to as “Reception Day (Day 0).

This is a very important day; it is also a very long day. The candidate and legal guardian will be processed through 6 to 8 different stations. Therefore, Families/guardians expect to be here for approximately 4 hours. Please do not bring additional family members on this day. Have your farewell celebration at home, not here on this day. The only necessary people to accompany the candidate should be the legal guardian (the individual who signedher up for the program) and their mentor.

Class 62 important dates, locations & times:

In-Take (reporting) Date: Sunday, 14 Jan 24

Location: Fort Stewart Education Center

100 Knowledge Drive, Fort Stewart, GA 31315

Reporting Time (Dependent on where you live):

Distance Location Time to Report
100 miles or fewer Fort Stewart 9:00 am
100 - 250 miles Fort Stewart 10:00 am
250 - 350 miles Fort Stewart 12:00 pm
350 miles or greater Fort Stewart 1:30 pm

Please click the link below to access the packing list.  Please download this packing list, it will specify the only thing the candidate is authorized to bring.  NO EXCEPTIONS!


VERY IMPORTANT! On Reception Day for all candidates enrolled:

  • Male’s attire: Black slacks, black shoes, long white sleeve shirt with a black tie.  NO Bowtie!
  • Female’s attire: Black slacks or skirt, white blouse, black shoes (no high heels).
  • Hairstyles: strongly recommend males to have a low haircut, with NO SPECIAL designs in their haircut. Females will not have any color or extension in their hair.  Hair braids are authorized without designs; hair can be pulled back into a bun. No make-up, artificial eyelashes, no acrylic nails, or nail polish.

Hand carry these important documents (DO NOT PACK)

  • Social security card
  • Valid state Picture ID
  • Updated school transcripts
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Medication, prescribed by a doctor

Questions?  Please call us at: 912-876-1716 or 912-876-1717.


GAYCP is excited to welcome our 47th class on April 15, 2024!

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