• Commitment


    An agreement, pledge, or promise to do something in the future.

    Academy Values

  • Honor


    A keen sense of ethical conduct, where one's word or signature is given as a guarantee of truthfulness or performance.

    Academy Values

  • Courage


    A mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty.

    Academy Values

  • Integrity


    A Strict adherence to a code of moral values or standard of conduct.

    Academy Values

  • Discipline


    Training that develops self-control. The willingness to do what is required regardless of personal mood.

    Academy Values

  • Mission


    The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old high school dropouts, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.

  • Vision


    "If you are ready to make a real change in your life, I promise to provide the resources and encouragement for you to succeed. Please remember Winston Churchill's words, "Never, never, never give up."

    LTC Vogelsang - Director

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Sunburst Youth Academy

Are you ready to change your life? Do you desire to change but don't know how to do it? Then take that first step. Apply for the opportunity of a lifetime to become the person you have always wanted to be!


Our next class that starts in July, 2013. If you will be 16 - 19 in July, 2013 (can't turn 20 in the program), you are behind in High School credits and/or struggling at school, and want to change your life, this program is for you. We are state and federally funded. There is No CHARGE for tuition to attend SYA. Change your life and be proud of yourself!