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We, as a Foundation, exclusively serve the Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge Program (YCP), its cadets and its mission.

YCP uses a military style 22-week model to transform the lives of its students, by employing a tough, no nonsense approach to discipline and a caring, patient, and determined attitude toward education.

We serve 16-18 year olds from across the state, which come from all socio-economic backgrounds.

YCP currently offers the following academic programs for motivated cadets: high school diploma program; credit recovery program to help students earn or make-up lost credits to return to high school, and college classes.

Following the residential phase of the program, the Cadets must complete the 12 month post-residential phase in order to successfully complete the Youth ChalleNGe Program.


Youth Challenge Academy, Ft. Stewart, GA

The Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy (FSYCA) officially opened its doors 1993, one of ten original academies nationwide. Students signed up in the High School/Credit Recovery programs earn an average of six high credits during their stay. Highly motivated students have earned as much as fourteen credits.

FSYCA formed a partnership with Job Corps, allowing students to be co-enrolled in Job Corps while they are attending Youth Challenge. Students can also obtain certifications in Facility Maintenance, Culinary Arts, Forklift, Occupational Safety, and many more.  For those who do not qualify for Jobs Corps, FSYCA offers its own vocational program that includes training for the Culinary Arts, Clinical Medical Assistance, Barbering, Forklift, Automotive, Construction, etc. Vocational training programs increase not only employment opportunity for the graduates, but they also greatly increase their earning potential.

General Contact Information:

Phone Number: 912-876-1715
Fax Number: 912-767-5566
Email Address:

Mailing Address:
Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy
Niles Avenue & 16th Street
Post Office Box 3610
Fort Stewart, Georgia 31315

Youth Challenge Academy, Ft. Gordon, GA

The Youth ChalleNGe Academy at Fort Gordon (FGYCA) was established in September 2000, and is located on Fort Gordon, near Augusta, Georgia.

They are partnered with Foothills Education Charter High School, this partnership allows eligible cadets the opportunity to complete their High School Diploma while at Ft. Gordon’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy.

Classes begin twice each year, in March and in September, and are continuous for 5 ½ months.

The Academy has graduated 15,753 Cadets since inception.

General Contact Information:

Phone Number: 706-823-8000
Fax Number: 706-791-5979

Mailing Address:
Youth Challenge Academy
P.O. Box 7620
Fort Gordon, GA  30905

Acceptance Requirements


If you are between the age of 16-18 years, a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident as well as a Georgia resident, are educationally at-risk or are a High School dropout AND you are committed to change YOUR life, we encourage you to enroll and to join the YCP. Enrollment is voluntary.

All cadets will be drug tested, you must be drug free. You must be able to

physically and mentally participate in the program with reasonable accommodations for physical and other disabilities, not currently on parole or probation for other than juvenile status offenses, not awaiting sentencing, not under indictment, accused or convicted of a felony.  You cannot have any pending court dates once the program starts.

Youth ChalleNGe Academy Foundation Inc.

875 Old Roswell Road,

Suite D-500

Roswell, GA 30076

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