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