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.
GAYCP Campus Update: (03.26.2020)
the closure of all gaycp Campuses has been extended until FURTHER NOTICE.
At this time, all GAYCP campuses will remain close until further notice and we will provide any additional information as we receive it. This is a fluid process and your patience and flexibility are sincerely appreciated.
As we all know, all GAYCP cadets were sent home on March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis as directed by Major General Thomas Carden, The Adjutant General of Georgia, after his discussion with Governor Brian Kemp.
There are a lot of fears and concerns right now regarding the Coronavirus. We have been working to develop responses, comprehensive plans, and information from the state level that will guide the entire Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program and the Georgia Department of Defense to plan our next steps in moving forward.
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