FAQs

Is there a cost to the cadet?
A- Parents are not required to pay tuition for the program.
 
Can I make my child attend the Puerto Rico Youth ChalleNGe Academy?

A - No. Puerto Rico Youth ChalleNGe Academy is strictly a voluntary program. Your child must have a desire to attend.
 
Do cadets get to go home?

A - Yes. Cadets get two placement passes during the residential phase of the program.
 Note: Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic ALL cadet passes have been cancelled until further notice except only under emergency situations.


What ages do you accept?

A - Applicants can be 15 years old but must turn 16 by the fist day of starting the program and no more than 18 years old.

Note: The applicant can turn 19 years old before graduation day.

Do I get High School credits?
A - Yes.
 
What is Mentoring?

A - Mentoring is the presence of a caring responsible adult who, along with the guardian or parent, provides support, motivation, guidance, advice and friendship in order to help a young person succeed.
 

What does Mentoring mean to a child?
A - To a child mentoring means to have a responsible, caring role model and friend to look up to. This role model can help them achieve their goals in life.

 

Once I become a mentor how do I begin contact with my mentee?
A - Prospective mentors can start writing to their mentees immediately starting day one.