Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program at Camp Minden

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MONROE, La (KNOE) - The Youth Challenge Program is currently interviewing for the next upcoming class at Camp Minden starting on February 17, 2019. The next interviews in West Monroe will be held December 12, 10:00 am and January 16, 10:00 am at the Civitan Club Center.

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If you know a male or female between the ages of 16-18 who could benefit from the Youth Challenge Program, please call 1-800-CAMP-KID. For a full listing of upcoming interviews or any inquiries, please call 1-800-CAMP-KID or visit langycp.com

The National Guard Youth Challenge Program has been a mainstay in Louisiana for over 25 years. The YCP is a free, alternative-education program catering to 16-18-year-olds who may be struggling to complete high school in a traditional setting. The program also caters to individuals that may be struggling with behavior issues.

During the two-phase program, students are taught discipline, responsibility, leadership, and followership all while working to obtain a high school equivalency diploma. Students also have the option to pursue Course Choice/Credit Recovery. This pathway allows them to remain enrolled in high school for the duration of their stay at YCP while also working on their current high school course-load online, returning to high school upon graduation from YCP. The program is led by professionals who emphasize education and life-coping skills.