About our Foundation
The purpose of the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Academy Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is to advocate for and support the three National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Programs in Georgia, located at Fort Gordon, Fort Stewart and Milledgeville. The Foundation provides scholarship programs to help graduates continue their education in college, vocational programs and career training. The Foundation gives youth who drop out of secondary school a second chance to improve their life skills, education and employability, creating the next generation of skilled workforce in Georgia.
WHAT IS YOUTH CHALLENGE
The Georgia National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is the premiere residential alternative education provider; developing and producing academically and socially competitive young adults who believe they can achieve their dreams.
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The 26th Anniversary of the Georgia Youth Challenge Foundation Gala was held March 20, 2019 at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. Georgia’s Governor and First Lady Brian Kemp showed their support and Senator Johnny Isakson and Senator David Perdue received the 2019 Challenge Champion Awards. Among other special guests included MG Thomas Carden, Adjutant[…]
Great gathering today with Gwinnett State Court Judge Emily J. Brantley and her staff to present a $200 donation to the GA National Guard Family Readiness Group volunteers from the Lawrenceville Armory, Mary Chevalier and Shawn Truelove. The Lawrenceville unit is currently deployed in Afghanistan. Also attending was Tina Coria, Chairman of the GA National[…]
Faces Behind School Choice are as Diverse as the Options Ahead By Benita M. Dodd More than 40,000 activities and events around the nation will celebrate National School Choice Week 2019, held from January 20-26. (One is the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s annual event on Tuesday at the Sloppy Floyd Towers, opposite the State Capitol.[…]
Please click HERE to view the SR 424 honoring the anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program that passed the Senate on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and David Perdue’s Bipartisan Resolution Honoring 25th Anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program Passes Senate
The successful program provides free alternative education and structured discipline for at-risk youth WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Perdue (R-GA) are praising the Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution (S.Res.424) honoring the 25th anniversary of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP). NGYCP is celebrating 25 years of providing free[…]
The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (NGYCP) addresses the growing dropout crisis and its impact on our nation’s youth, economy and national security. This one-of-a-kind and nationally successful program assists adolescents who drop out of school with the opportunity to improve their life skills, their education and their employability. Therefore, NGYCP is creating our next[…]
Coy Ashford Short, 83, passed away on September 7, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia after an extended illness. He was born on May 7, 1935 in Moultrie, Georgia. He graduated from Avondale High School in Avondale Estates, Georgia in 1954. He went on to attend West Georgia College and graduated from Emory University with a business[…]
By Benita M. Dodd Dr. Roger Lotson (left) looks on as his cadets at the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Academy at Fort Stewart, near Savannah, share their experiences with visitors. Eighty percent of Georgia’s students graduate from high school. What happens to the one in five who don’t? Michael Boggs, now a Georgia Supreme Court Justice,[…]
On May 19, some 50 civic leaders from metro Atlanta witnessed the action of the motto first hand. The group boarded a Georgia National Guard C-130 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base for an hour long flight to Savannah followed by a bus ride to Fort Stewart. Click HERE for the full article in the Marietta[…]
Chairman Tina Coria recently had the pleasure of awarding Chairman Emeritus Coy Short with the 2018 ChalleNGe Champion plaque for his leadership, dedication and service to the Georgia Youth CalleNGe Academy. As they reminisced on the past, Short was honored to receive the plaque and gave well wishes for continued success for the Foundation.