OFFICIAL SITE OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY

OFFICIAL SITE OF THE STATE NEW JERSEY

SECOND CHANCES START HERE!

Now accepting applications for Class 51 which starts January 7, 2020.

Limited Seating.

Determine eligibility and complete the pre-application process below.

Eligibility Requirements

To be accepted into the New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy, prospective cadets must meet the following eligibility requirements.

VOLUNTEER

Prospective cadets must volunteer to attend and be physically and mentally capable of completing the program.

16-18 YEARS OF AGE

Male and female applicants must be at least 16 years of age and no older than 18 years of age on the first day of the program.

LEGAL RESIDENT

Prospective cadets must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.  Applicants may reside in any state or territory.

AT-RISK STUDENT

The applicant must be officially withdrawn from high school prior to class start date.

LAW VIOLATIONS

The applicant must not be on parole, probation, or deferred disposition for other than juvenile offenses.

DRUG FREE

Cadets will be drug-tested while enrolled in the Academy and will be discharged if they test positive for the presence of illegal drugs.

UNEMPLOYED

The applicant must be unemployed or underemployed.

HEALTH INSURANCE

The applicant must have health insurance.

Pre-Application

The pre-application form will be reviewed for possible acceptance into the New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy. You may chose to complete our online pre-application or chose to download and complete the PDF version.  Please note that completion of this pre-application is for review purposes only and does not guarantee acceptance.  

Acceptance will additionally be based upon an interview, meeting the basic eligibility requirements and completion of the official application. You will receive the official application in person when you are interviewed. All applicants will be notified via U.S. mail regarding whether or not they have been accepted into the academy.

If you have any questions about the application or the entry requirements, please contact the NJYCA Recruiting Office at (609) 556-6080 or NJYCArecruitment@dmava.nj.gov.

OR

Submit completed PDF form via a method below.

Email:
NJYCArecruitment@dmava.nj.gov

Fax:
609-556-6101

Mail:
New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy
ATTN: RPM Department
5910 West 16th Street
Joint Base MDL, NJ 08640

NJYCA Main Number
Phone: (609) 556-6050 / 6080
Fax: (609) 556-6102

Mailing Address
NJYCA
Department or Cadet’s Name
Bldg. 5910, West 16th Street
Joint Base MDL, NJ 08640

Recruiting / Placement / Mentoring
Phone: (609) 556-6080
Email: rpm@dmava.nj.gov
Fax: (609) 556-6101

Commandant (Disciplinary Issues)
Phone: (609) 556-6075

GED/ChalleNGe Transcript Requests
Phone: (609) 556-6066

Counselors’ Offices
Phone: (609) 556-6065 / 6066

Deputy Director of Programs 
Phone: (609) 556-6062

Deputy Director of Operations
609-556-6057

Charge of Quarters (After Hrs)
Phone: (609) 556-6077 / 6078

Shift Supervisor (24/7)
Cellphone: (609) 649-4503

Nurse’s Office
Phone: (609) 556-6063
Fax: (609) 556-6104

Medical Records
Phone: (609) 556-6063