Excellence, No Excuses!
The Mission of the New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy is to train and mentor disengaged teenage youth so they become responsible and productive citizens of their community, state, and country. We will do so by providing unique transformational experiences through a highly disciplined 22-week residential program that integrates a quasi-military training environment, innovative academic offerings, and opportunities to further develop their physical, social, and intellectual abilities. In partnership with a mentor, they will receive continued guidance and support during their one-year post residential phase immediately following graduation.
A National Guard Program
NJYCA is excited to welcome our 55th class to the National Guard Training Center on January 23, 2023.
Countdown to Class 55
Providing the nation’s best unique transformational experience for today’s disengaged teens within a highly structured environment where excellence is the standard and their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development and well-being are our priorities. Every graduate continues their journey as a confident, poised, and motivated young leader prepared to make a positive difference in their lives and those of others.