Georgia Youth Challenge


Begin Your Journey

 Are you ready to Rise to the ChalleNGe? Then take the first step toward a positive future by submitting your initial application to the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe program. If you can DREAM of a brighter future and you BELIEVE you want and need to change the direction of your life, then come to Youth Challenge and see how we can help you ACHIEVE that brighter future so you can become the person you want to be. 

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Our Mission

Through training, discipline, and mentoring, the Georgia National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program provides the education, leadership, character development, and life life-copingls to Georgia's youth so that may become successful members of society. 

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 16 - 18 on the class start date
  • Applicants must be male or female
  • Applicants must be free of illegal drugs
  • Applicants must be educationally at risk
  • Applicants must be mentally and physically capable of participating in our daily activities
  • Applicants must be a legal resident or lawful permanent resident of the United States (See guidelines for US Residence eligibility)
  • Applicant must be a legal resident the of state of Georgia*
  • Applicants must not be under indictment or convicted of a felony offense
  • Applicants must voluntarily enter the program (cannot be court-mandated)

*Applicants from Alabama and Tennessee may be eligible for admissions

How to Prepare

Being physically and mentally prepared helps applicants successfully meet the challenges of the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program. 

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Have a question about our program? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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