Eligibility Criteria

  • Between 15 ½ and 18 years of age. Must be 16 before the end of the residential phase and cannot turn 19 before the start of the cycle.
  • A citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Behind in school or struggling to progress in a traditional high school setting
  • Willing to be drug free
  • Mentally and physically capable of participating in our quasi-military environment
  • No felony charges/convictions/indictments
  • Voluntarily applying for enrollment

" I am and will be forever thankful that we as parents and my son made the decision to get into Youth Challenge. I love how my son became a mature young man and what he has accomplish so far...love it....Thanks, NMYCA."

Family Hidalgo

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