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National Guard Youth Challenge

The Louisiana Youth ChalleNGe Program is a multifaceted program that aims to help at-risk adolescents achieve their education and become productive and responsible members of society.

•The first phase of the Louisiana Youth ChalleNGe Program is a 5 month residential alternative military-like school that offers at-risk adolescents an opportunity to work on their education and life skills in a structured and disciplined environment.

•Teamwork, discipline, academic excellence and personal growth are emphasized.

•The second phase is a 12 month post-residential phase that consists of case managers and community mentors assisting cadets to put into action goals they have realized in the residential phase. During the post-residential phase cadets are monitored as they return to their communities to continue their education or begin employment.

Louisiana has three Youth Challenge locations:

*Camp Beauregard in Pineville
Classes begin in January and July

*Camp Minden near Bossier City
Classes begin in February and August

*The Gillis Long Center in Carville near Baton Rouge
Classes begin in April and October.


503 "E" Street
Pineville, LA 71360
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1-800-CAMP KID