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 Campus Update (July 13, 2020)
July Classes to be delayed for at least 30 days.
Due to the COVID-19 virus and safety restrictions currently in place an out of the abundance of caution, the decision has been made that the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program will not be starting a new class in July as scheduled at either the Fort Stewart or Fort Gordon campuses. There is a possibility that the classes at Fort Stewart and Fort Gordon will start in mid-August. If classes in 2020 doesn’t happen, our next classes will be January 2021.
It is expected that the capacity of the next few classes will be significantly reduced due to social distancing requirements. We recommend completing your application now, so that you can be prepared and considered for admission to any upcoming class.
Most importantly the GAYCP puts the health and safety of our students first. During this time, we are adjusting our campuses to meet Department of Public Health requirements to keep our students safe.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will update this website and our social media platforms as the situation requires to bets inform the public on our future classes.
Why APPLY NOW to the Georgia Youth Academy Next Classes?
While a July class is no longer an option, urgency remains in getting a GAYCP application submitted. We already have enough applications to fill a majority of the available seats in the next classes. Applications submitted first will be considered for the remaining seats. Apply NOW to make sure you are in the running for the next class.
Based on the small possibility that the public health posture changes in August, there remains a slim possibility that another 2020 class could be convened. Those youth who apply NOW will be considered for those seats, should they become available!
APPLY NOW to the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program for a challenging and productive adventure towards becoming the successful men and women of the future.
An application does not commit a youth to attend. It is a door opener. While many families and youth are seeking ways to earn credits, those who have already applied to the GAYCP for the opportunity to earn eight credits in 5 ½ months will be the first considered for this unique and robust opportunity.