The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.
We provide a highly structured residential environment with a long record of producing successful young men and women who previously struggled in school due to academic, behavioral, attendance or personal reasons. Working as individuals and in groups, students develop skills and characteristics to overcome the obstacles that held them back from being successful. Through the Grizzly Challenge Charter School students may earn up to 60 credits toward a high school diploma. The average student increases their academic achievement by 1.5 grade levels as measured by the TABE Test.
Throughout the five month program, students increase their ability and potential completing our program with the confidence and awareness to make positive choices for their future. Every student creates an action plan for their continued success after graduation. Students, with the help of parents, mentors, and staff members, develop an Action Plan to ensure a successful transition from Grizzly Youth Academy. These action plans encompass a student's short term and long term goals for education, career and living situation.
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This PhotoStory project was created by student Sunshine Becerra. Her winning entry was part of a contest to document an Art Walk through San Luis Obispo. Having learned about different artists and techniques in the classroom, students applied their newfound knowledge to accessible public art and documented their observations in this culminating project.