Improving Life Skills and Employment Potential For Our Nation’s Youth

Core Program Components

Life Coping Skills

Service to the Community

Academic Excellence

Physical Fitness

Health and Hygiene

Responsible Citizenship

Job Skills

Leadership Followership

Available Spaces


Class 24-2 Begins

Jul 13, 2024





Class 24-2 Enrollment Ends

Jul 9, 2024





About Us

What is the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program? 

The Youth ChalleNGe Program is a multi-phased intervention program for at-risk youth run by the National Guard of the United States, which consists of Youth ChalleNGe Academies (known as YCA's) in each participating state. The stated mission of the Youth ChalleNGe Program is "to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults."

You can make a difference in a young person's life

To make a donation or to learn more contact one of our Executive Board Members: or

The Battle Born Youth ChalleNGe Academy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in the State of Nevada.

Alumni News

National Guard program helps Las Vegas teen turn pain into accomplishment

Our Mission

The mission of the Battle Born Youth ChalleNGe Academy is to reclaim the potential of qualified and resilient youth through education, training, and service to the community.


Participants must be: 1) voluntarily applying 2) 16-18 years old 3) behind in credits 4) citizen or legal resident of the United States and the State of Nevada 5) unemployed or underemployed 6) willing to be drug-free 7) not on parole or probation for, not indicted or charged with, not convicted of a felony offense or any offense that would be a felony if charged as an adult 8) physically and mentally capable of completing the program with reasonable accommodations for physical or other handicaps.  Eligible youth must apply, attend a program presentation, and participate in an interview before being considered for acceptance to the Academy.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Our program supplies graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.