From the desk of
Dr. Andre' L. Ponder, Director
At BBYCA, we're thrilled to usher in the new year with the arrival of our new cadets for Class 24-1. As cadets embark on their journey here, our curriculum revolves around eight fundamental components:
- Life Coping Skills
- Service to the Community
- Academic Excellence
- Physical Fitness
- Health and Hygiene
- Responsible Citizenship
- Job Skills
Our approach mirrors a quasi-military model, providing a structured and top-quality educational experience for cadets and students hailing from across the state of Nevada.
As our cadets gear up for their graduation, perfectly timed for the holiday season, we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support and dedication to the BBYCA program. We're keenly aware of the excitement brewing among our cadets, knowing that their diligent efforts are about to yield remarkable results.
The bonds formed within this program are immeasurable, serving as cornerstones for personal development and achievement. This moment marks not just a culmination but a launchpad for future successes. Let's celebrate their achievements and encourage them to maintain strong ties with their mentors during the post-residential phase of the academy. Your ongoing guidance will be instrumental as they embark on the next chapter of their journey.
Dear BBYCA families, as we celebrate Family Day, let us always remember the profound significance of your involvement in the lives of our cadets. Your unwavering support is the lifeline that guides them toward success. Your commitment and dedication do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you for being the pillars of strength and inspiration for our academy. Together, we can foster an environment where every child can thrive and overcome challenges. You help to make all the difference.
We are excited to showcase the recent visit of Governor Lombardo to our campus on Monday, August 14th. This visit not only showcased the advancements of our exceptional class of 42 cadets but also underscored Governor Lombardo’s unwavering support for the mission of Battle Born Youth ChalleNGe Academy and the state of Nevada.
BBYCA is thrilled to announce that on Thursday, August 3rd, we will have the honor of hosting The Nevada Association of School Superintendents (NASS). We warmly welcome county superintendents as we showcase the acclimation of our new class of 43 exceptional cadets. This collaboration with NASS not only strengthens our mission but also reinforces our commitment to providing a high-quality and structured educational experience for cadets in the state of Nevada.
I am thrilled about the upcoming cycle and feel privileged to serve as the Director. As we look ahead, our administrative team, staff, and cadre are currently diligently working on the preparations for the upcoming cycle. Our primary objective is to refocus our efforts and provide an exceptional educational experience for our new cadets, while also addressing their social, emotional, and educational needs. It is our aim to foster unity and promote collaborative teamwork, always keeping the best interests of our cadets in mind.