The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to educate, train and motivate at-risk youth from the District of Columbia. Challenge uses a quasi-military model and emphasizes academics, physical training and discipline. Graduates will develop character and become productive, responsible citizens.
The program was designed around a model identified by the center for strategic and international studies and consisted of three phases: a two week pre-challenge residential phase, a twenty-week residential phase, and a twelve month post residential phase. A quasi-military environment was defined for the 22 week residental phase. An intervention model of eight core components was design to improve individual skills and enhance the holistic growth of the participants. The post-Residential phase was structured for long term follow up with individual mentors being assigned to each student.
To learn more about the District of Columbia Youth ChalleNGe Program visit the website www.ngycp.org/state/dc/ or call 202-685-8899
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