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Nearly 200 cadets graduate from Youth Challenge Program

Posted at 8:52 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 10:01:39-04

On Saturday, June 8, nearly 200 cadets graduated from the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program at Camp Beauregard.

Hon. Judge Perez-Montes addresses the Cadets during his commencement speech. Louisiana National Guard

The ceremony took place in Alexandria at The Pentecostals of Alexandria facility. The National Guard says that the graduates and hundreds of their family members gathered for the ceremony.

Magistrate Judge, Hon. Joseph H.L. Perez-Montes addressed the graduating class.

According to the Louisiana National Guard, the mission of the Youth Challenge Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year-old adolescents, to produce program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.

For more information on the Youth Challenge Program, call 1-800-CAMP-KID or go to