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 (April 9, 2021)
Applications for our July Classes are being accepted now!
Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the upcoming July classes at Fort Gordon and Fort Stewart. We are expecting to bring in a larger number of candidates in July as we look for our capacity to be expanded for our residential program as the COVID-19 capacity limitations are lifted.
The Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Program is the program that provides students looking for a pathway toward earning those academic credits that were lost during the pandemic. We are prepared to help you move forward to get back to your correct academic alignment so you can graduate from high school or earn that academic credential you need to begin your future in a positive direction.
Cadets who are currently at our campuses have reached the halfway point of their 22-week journey and are showing great progress in their academic and personal development. We expect a good number of them to complete their coursework and earn their diploma or the equivalent. Our cadets are showing great motivation and collaboration as they continue to work through their training and activities that allow them to become more confident and capable young people.
As traditional schools move toward the end of the academic year, now is the time to look at our program as the path forward to a brighter future. Apply Today!