How to Apply

" Your program is awesome, I am very impressed, and amazed with the results. I thank you, I am grateful, and I wish more parents would get there children into the Youth Challenge, that is the only way to save our children."

Family Garcia

Thank you for your interest in our program.  We are very excited to help you achieve your education and life goals.

Our next cycle, Cycle 42, will begin January 9, 2022Listed below are the steps required to submit an application.  Please review each step carefully before proceeding with the application process.


Step 1:

Watch the video to get a better understanding of what NMNGYCA has to offer.  If you have any questions regarding the information in the video, please contact a recruiter.


Website Orientation from New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe on Vimeo.


Step 2:


Print the Cadet Application.  Once you have completed the application, you can fax, scan, email, or mail your completed applications to our recruiting office.  ONLY A COMPLETE APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ACCEPTANCE 


Recruting Fax: 575-347-9762


Recruiter Emails:

Sabrina Lara-Recruiting Supervisor: 

Aracelli Mendoza-Recruiter (Spanish Speaking):


Mailing Address: 


New Mexico National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Attn: Recruiter

131 Earl Cummings Loop

Roswell, NM  88203


Step 3:


Find a mentor.  Each applicant is required to have at least one mentor to be considered for acceptance.  Print the mentor application and give to your prospective mentor to fill out.  The mentor application can be submitted with your completed application or can be mailed to our Mentor Coordinator.  For questions regarding the Mentoring Program, please contact Elyda Grado at 505-476-2516 or 


New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Attn:  Mentor Coordinator

131 Earl Cummings Loop

Roswell, NM  88203


Step 4:


Attend a program orientation.  Orientations are held throughout the state.  Orientation attendance is MANDATORY.  Click our orientations page to see dates, times and locations of orientations.


If you have any questions regarding any of the information on this page, please contact our recruiting office at 505-476-2500.








Cadet Application
Cadet Application-2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Medical Packet
Medical Packet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
Mentor Application
Mentor Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [117.5 KB]
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