Monthly Newsletter

From the desk of
Dr. Andre' L. Ponder, Director

February 2024

Our success is a testament to the combined efforts of our dedicated staff and teachers, as well as the increased support we've received. Moving forward, we remain steadfast in ur commitment ot the growth of each cadet, fostering an environment that promotes excellence and personal development.

January 2024

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
  • Leadership/Followership

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.

December 2023

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.

November 2023

As our cadets prepare for their PRAP visit, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for your continued support and commitment to this program. We understand that the time spent with family is precious, and we encourage you to make the most of it. While enjoying this well-deserved break, we also want to remind our cadets of the importance of remaining focused on their goals and the core components of their training. The relationships established within the program are invaluable, and they provide a strong foundation for growth and success. Take this time to recharge and reconnect with loved ones, but always keep your aspirations in mind. Your dedication and hard work have brought you this far, and with continued determination, you can achieve great things. Wishing you all a wonderful PRAP visit filled with love, laughter, and a renewed sense of purpose.

October 2023

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.

September 2023

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.

August 2023

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.

July 2023

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.

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.