Challenge Near You

40 ChalleNGe Sites and Counting

ChalleNGe operates 40 sites in 28 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The national ChalleNGe website can be found by clicking here.

Alaska

Alaska Military Youth Academy — Anchorage 877-242-5643, Fairbanks 907-374-7960

Arkansas

Arkansas Youth ChalleNGe Program — 1-800-814-8453

California

Grizzly Youth Academy — 1-800-926-0643 Sunburst Youth Academy — 877-463-1921  Discovery ChalleNGe Academy – 844-633-3301

District of Columbia

Capital Guardian ChalleNGe Academy — 202-685-8899

Florida

Florida Youth ChalleNGe Academy — 904-682-4031

Georgia

The Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Academy website can be found by clicking here. The application for the Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy, the Milledgeville Youth ChalleNGe Academy and the Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy can be downloaded here. Should you have any questions, please call 912-876-1721, 912-876-1722, 912-876-1723, or 912-876-1724.    

Hawaii

Hawaii National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy — Barbers Point (Kalaeloa) 808-685-7139, Kulani (Hilo) 808-933-1922

Idaho

Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy — (208) 464-1253

Illinois

Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy — 800-851-2166

Indiana

Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy — 765-345-1000 or 877-860-0003

Kentucky

Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy — 502-624-3842 Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy — 606-574-0303 The application for the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy or the Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy can be downloaded here. Please submit your application to the appropriate contact listed on the form. If you are applying to serve as a mentor, download the mentor application here. If you are currently serving as a mentor, you can download the mentor report here.

Louisiana

Louisiana National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program — 1-800-226-7543

Maryland

Freestate ChalleNGe Academy — 410-436-3255

Michigan

Michigan Youth ChalleNGe — 1-800-372-0523

Mississippi

Mississippi Youth ChalleNGe — 1-800-507-6253

Montana

Montana Youth ChalleNGe Academy — 1-877-367-6927 or 1-406-683-7556

New Jersey

New Jersey ChalleNGe Youth Program — 609-556-6080 The New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy’s initial application can be downloaded here. Please print and mail to: NJYCA, Attn: RPM Bldg. 5910, West 16th Street Fort Dix, NJ 08640

New Mexico

New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy — 800-366-9098 or 575-347-7600 or 575-347-7610 The New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy’s application can be downloaded here. Interested applicants should print application, fill out and fax to recruiters at 575-347-9762.

North Carolina

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy — 910-525-5520 or 800-573-9966

Oklahoma

Thunderbird Youth Academy — 877-295-0932   or   918-824-4850

Oregon

Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program — 541-317-9623 x223 or 541-317-9623 x224

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico NG Youth ChalleNGe Academy — 787-260-1737

South Carolina

South Carolina Youth ChalleNGe Academy — 803-299-4879 or 1-866-737-7292

Tennessee

Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy – 3965 Stewarts Lane Nashville, TN 37218   629-888-5868

Texas

Texas ChalleNGe Academy — 877-822-0050 or 432-836-4648 or 432-290-7145

Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy — 253 C Street, Camp Pendleton, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 — (757) 491-5932 Ext. 254 or (800) 796-6472 Ext. 254

Washington

Washington Youth Academy — 360-473-2600

West Virginia

Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy — 1-800-529-7700 or 304-329-2118

Wisconsin

Wisconsin ChalleNGe Academy — 866-968-8422

Wyoming

Wyoming Youth ChalleNGe Academy — 307-836-7500 or 307-836-7512 844-WYO-WCCA (996-9222)