Puerto Rico

Youth ChalleNGe Academy

The Puerto Rico Youth ChalleNGe Academy is an educational alternative that is sponsored by the National Guard located in Fort Allen, Juana Diaz. The Program’s mission is to intervene in the life of at- risk youth who are high school dropouts and produce graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults and become productive law abiding citizens. 


ChalleNGe, is co-educational and consists of four phases: the Recruiting phase, the two week adjustment phase known as Acclimation Phase, the third phase consists of 20 weeks for Cadets to make basic lifestyle changes and focus on eight core components known as Residential Phase and the forth phase consists of 12 months where the Cadet and mentor link up to follow through with the cadets life plans known as the Post-Residential Phase.


The goal is to improve the cadet’s vital skills and enhance their potential for future job employment, by obtaining "quasi military" training and the eight core components that develop the whole person in terms of mind, body and personal values.

Class 22-01




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Free of Charge


Face-to-face classes


COVID-19 Protocols established

Puerto Rico Youth ChalleNGe Academy


Voluntary Admission and be a high School Dropout or possible youth at risk

Ninth grade approved

Not currently on parole or probation

A citizen or legal resident of the United States and resident of Puerto Rico

Be between 16-18 years old

Unemployed or underemployed

Willing to be free from use of illegal drugs or substances

Physically and mentally capable to participate in the Program

Puerto Rico Youth ChalleNGe Academy

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 Phone. 787-260-1757


               787-731-3633 Ext. 1448

email: challenge@gnpr.pr.gov

Puerto Rico Youth Challenge Academy

PO Box 1411

Juana Díaz PR. 00795



Monday - Friday:

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

149 Rd. km. 73.3

Building 156, Fort Allen,

Juana Díaz, 00795

Puerto Rico National Guard

GAM Tower

Calle Tabonuco #2

Guaynabo, PR


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