Our Program

The National Guard Youth Challenge Program is a community-based program that leads, trains and mentors 16-18 year old high school dropouts so that they may become productive citizens in America’s future.

This award-winning program has been recognized as one of the nation’s most effective and cost efficient programs for targeting youth who are at the greatest risk for substance abuse, teen pregnancy, delinquency, and criminal activity.

The Mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

The mission of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old high school dropouts, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.

Our Mission Statement

To empower at-risk youth to become successful, productive citizens by leading, training and mentoring them through a highly disciplined and motivational environment, free from outside distractions.

Our Vision Statement

We envision a life filled with hope and passion for every young person that enters our program. Our mission is to inspire learning and lifelong habits that will foster enthusiasm to fuel their future. We aspire to create an atmosphere of endless possibilities, where hope and dreams begin. To create an environment of discipline and structure while demonstrating compassion and fairness for all.


Youth ChalleNGe was established with 41 programs in 32 States


Florida Youth ChalleNGe Academy was established and our first class begun in July


FLYCA has graduated over 5,000+ students, while nationally Youth ChalleNGe has graduated over 174,000+ students