"An Opportunity for a Second Chance"


About the Program

The Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy is a community-based organization that targets DC youth between the ages of 16-18 who are at the greatest risk for substance abuse, teen pregnancy, delinquency, and criminal activity-helping them become productive citizens in America's future.

As a voluntary proram, ChalleNGe strives to develop life skills, educational levels and future employment potential while instilling moral and ethical standards in our participants.  This award-winning program has been recognized as one of the nations's most effective and cost efficient programs for at-risk youth.

Why ChalleNGe? 

The Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe Academy has made it a mission to provide a second chance at success for high school disengaged youth.  Studies show that 25% of students dropout of high school before completing the 9th grade.  Many of those youth hunger for success but often take the wrong path.  Through structure and guidance provided by the Capital Guardian Youth CahlleNGe Academy, youth develope the skillsets to become self disciplined and confident young adults.

"Our vision is to add value to America through a commitment to our community."