The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program was established by Congress in 1993 to turn around the lives of young men and women between the ages of 16 and 18 who are experiencing difficulty in completing traditional high school. This is a free program open to Georgia residents.
Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program UPDATE (August 25, 2020)
Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Academies have completed Week One with cadets on campus.
The Georgia Youth ChalleNGe program welcomed students back to the campuses at Fort Gordon, Fort Stewart, and Job ChalleNGe Academy during the weekend of 15-17 August for the first time since all campuses were closed due to the pandemic back in March of this year.
The Fort Stewart campus welcomed 80 candidates to their campus. Some of these cadets are continuing their path toward a positive future from class #54 when they were sent home back in March due to the pandemic.
The Fort Gordon campus had 83 candidates report to their campus. These candidates were scheduled to begin their personal journey toward success with YCA back in March and were resilient and patient while the pandemic took hold of our country.
The Georgia Job Challenge Academy, also located at Fort Stewart, brought in 22 associates on Saturday, August 15th, as they prepare to begin their unique vocational training program with Savannah Technical College and Coastal Pines Technical College.
During the shutdown, each campus has adapted daily operations to maintaining a positive environment that puts the health and safety of our students first. The staff prepared their campus facilities to meet Department of Public Health requirements to keep our students safe. Social distancing, smaller class sizes, and other appropriate measures have been developed so that all cadets and staff can operate in a safe environment. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will update this website and our social media platforms as the situation requires to best inform the public on our future operations.
To find out more about how GAYCP is focusing on COVID-19 mitigation, click here to find out more.
NOW is the time to apply to the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Academy?
Now that we have reopened our campuses, families interested in an alternative education program that provides both a structured education platform and a program that teaches personal responsibility and character development, there is urgency in getting a GAYCP application submitted.
Our limited capacity will continue into the next year!
As we now begin our admissions process for our January 2021 classes at both Fort Stewart and Fort Gordon. It is expected that we will continue to have reduced class sizes due to the social distancing requirements we are currently experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
APPLY NOW to the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program for a challenging and productive adventure towards becoming the successful men and women of the future. Check us out at www.georgiayouthchallenge.org