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 (Oct. 30, 2020)
Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program cadets continue to thrive after the first nine weeks of their journey toward success.
Cadets at both Fort Stewart and Fort Gordon campuses are doing extremely well in both their academic endeavors and their personal growth as they complete the first nine weeks of this 22-week journey toward success.
Both campuses report that cadets are doing well in the GED classes and testing and those in the High School credit program are progressing toward their academic goals as well.
The cadets have settled into the daily routine and truly becoming positive and productive young people as they march toward their successful completion of this program.
Associates at the Job ChalleNGe Academy campus are also progressing through their vocational training at both Savannah Technical College and Coastal Pines Technical Colleges. The Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program graduates have demonstrated the fortitude to continue to grow while developing skills that will lead them toward future careers.
Discussions are already being had about how best to celebrate their success at graduation which is scheduled for December 19th. These plans will be announced as they become more solidified by the campus leaders.
We continue to maintain a safe and healthy campus environment for the cadet and the staff as we execute our COVID-19 protocols everyday. Georgia has become a model for other program across the country in how we prepared and conduct our COVID-19 safety SOPs.
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