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New Mexico National Guard helps teens become successful

The New Mexico National Guard “Youth ChalleNGe” Academy helps motivate teens to take the path towards success. It’s a volunteer program for those who are at-risk of dropping out or who have already dropped out of high school. The program offers students the opportunity to earn a GED. college credits, and the job skills necessary to become productive members of the community.

Through training, discipline, and mentoring, the New Mexico National Guard Youth Challenge Academy provides the education, leadership, character development, and life coping skills to New Mexico’s high school dropouts.

The New Mexico National Guard “Youth ChalleNGe” Academy (located in Roswell, New Mexico) is a 17 ½ month program that starts with a demanding 22-week quasi-military residential phase in which cadets will live in Roswell.  This is followed by a year of mentoring support to help our graduates maintain positive lifestyles.

Go to The New Mexico National Guard “Youth ChalleNGe” Academy for more information.