DC At-Risk Youth: “An Opportunity for a Second Chance is Waiting”

The Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe Academy is seeking applicants for its next sessions starting July 11, 2016.

This Academy — a service of the Government of the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense through the National Guard — provides opportunities for personal growth, self-improvement and academic achievement for District of Columbia youth who are unemployed, drug-free and law-free high-school dropouts, 16 to 18 years of age.

The 17½-month-long program includes five (5) months of residential activities and twelve (12) months of post-residential support from a specially trained mentor from each youth’s community.

Core components of the program are:

  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Academic Excellence
  • Life-Coping Skills
  • Service to Community
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Job Skills Training
  • Leadership/Followership
  • Physical Fitness

For more information, a virtual tour, and a link to the application form, visit http://www.cgyca.org.


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