National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy coming to CSH

The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (NGYCP) will likely open an academy at Central State Hospital’s Boland building.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal made the official announcement on the campus Friday.

“We’ve applied to the United States Department of Defense for a third Georgia National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy (YCA) right here in Milledgeville,” Deal said.

Fort Stewart near Savannah and Fort Gordon in Augusta house the other YCAs.

The old hospital campus beat out several other possible state sites for the newest academy.

Deal said Milledgeville’s assets, such as Georgia Military College, made it a prime location.

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