"Embrace the Challenge"

"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.