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.
The Georgia youth challenge experience
The Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program empowers participants to embrace responsibility, achievement and positive behavior. It is the only program of its kind providing graduates with a personal mentor for one year to help the transition into adulthood.
Cadets attend daily academic classes that increase math and reading comprehension and prepare them for GED credential testing, credit recovery, or a high school diploma. Learn More
Leadership & followership
Cadets develop strong character while identifying and applying individual moral and ethical standards to perform various roles and responsibilities in a structured group environment. Learn More
Service to Community
Cadets realize the value and importance of giving back to the community while performing a minimum of 40 hours of service to the community and/or conservation project activities. Learn More