About The Foundation

We Support ChalleNGe

The National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to advocate for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and to provide resources to its graduates to ensure they maintain a path of success beyond graduation day. NGYF is an affiliate of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.


The National Guard Youth Foundation supports the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and advocates on its behalf. The Foundation’s contributions to the Program include raising national awareness of the high-school dropout crisis, advocating to the state and federal governments on behalf of the Program, soliciting corporate partners to enhance the quality of the Program, and helping develop training to strengthen the academic phase of the Program.


Every willing high school dropout in the country should have the opportunity to refocus their life and their future through participation in the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program.

National Awareness

NGYF works to raise awareness of the growing dropout crisis in the nation and its impact on our economy and national security. Through local and national events, local events, panel briefs and PSAs, NGYF is striving to make the public aware of the dropout problem and what ChalleNGe is doing to combat the issue.

Printable Download

ChalleNGe Program Locations Map

What Does A ChalleNGe Graduate Look Like?

Core Components of ChalleNGe

The RAND Corporation’s Cost-Benefit Analysis of ChalleNGe

Progress in 2016-2017: Changing America’s Future One Young Life At A Time

MDRC’s Three-Year Evaluation of ChalleNGe

CLEAR Research Synthesis: Evidence of the Effectiveness of the ChalleNGe Program

National Guard Youth Foundation Financials