LA National Guard to hold interviews for Youth Challenge Program

Posted at 6:42 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 07:42:57-05

The Louisiana National Guard is accepting applications for their Youth Challenge Program.

On Tuesday, March 3 the National Guard will be holding their next interview cycle with students. Parents also have the opportunity to speak with staff and learn more about the program.

Interviews begin at 6:00 pm at the National Guard Armory on Surrey Street in Lafayette.

To fill out an application visit

Applications will also be available during interviews.

The 5 1/2 month alternative education program offers at risk youth within the State of Louisiana the opportunity to succeed outside of a traditional school setting.

The program is offered to those 16 to 18 years in age who may be struggling academically. Students learn self discipline, leadership, and responsibility while working to obtain a high school equivalency diploma.

Broken down into two phases, the 17-month program includes a 5-month Residential phase. Students live on site at one of three locations: Camp Minden near Shreveport, Camp Beauregard in Central Louisiana, and The Gillis W. Long Center near Baton Rouge.

After graduating, students return home to complete their 12-month Post Residential Phase.

For more on the program visit the Louisiana National Guard website.