Through training, discipline, and mentoring, the New Mexico National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy provides the education, leadership, character development, and life coping skills to New Mexico’s high school dropouts so they may become productive citizens . Enrollment is free.

Join the New Mexico National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy today.

Cycle 43 is ongoing.

Apply now to be a part of Cycle 44 which starts January 15 2023.


What is NMYCA?

Find out what NMYCA offers, from discipline, education and physical training. Apply now.

Eligibility Criteria

Acceptance is not guaranteed. Find out if you are eligible.


We have orientations throughout the year.

See our currently scheduled orientations. Speak to an NMYCA Recruiter and find out what we are all about.



Mentoring the core of NM National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Apply to be a Mentor today!

What is a Mentor?

An adult who provides encouragement, instruction, and positive support to a young person by earning trust and modeling positive behaviors and characteristics.

Mentor Report

How is your Cadet doing?

These are the reports you have been asked to provide to the Academy, beginning after graduation and ending after Cadet completes the Post-Residential phase (12 months after graduation from Challenge)

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