The mission of the South Carolina Youth ChalleNGe Program is to form a strong partnership with youth between the ages of 16 and 18 years old in creating and maintaining a viable plan for their educational and career goals while reaffirming the skills and talents they possess.
We offer two classes per year, in January and July. Our program provides a wealth of educational enrichment offered by the staff and facilities with the SC National Guard’s commitment to serving the state’s at-risk youth. This collaboration makes an unprecedented pledge of success to our at-risk youth–youth who represent South Carolina’s future.
The Youth Challenge Academy is not for everyone. It’s not a summer camp…it’s tough. When you enroll, you commit to no alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs. You commit to discipline which is the critical factor in helping you build your own confidence, self-respect and physical conditioning.
Not all who enroll will graduate, but those who do find they’ve turned the corner in getting their lives together.
The Youth Challenge Academy is designed to help youth acquire the basic skills and education necessary to succeed in life. Youth will have the opportunity to earn their General Equivalency Diploma or GED.