"In 2008 I made a decision that change my life. I wanted to be somebody and show my family that I could make them proud of me. So I chose to be a part of the Puerto Rico National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy. It was a tough process; being away from my family and friends living with total strangers that had more complicates problems than my own. I cried so much and even felt by I acquire goals, discipline and strengh within me. I completed the program and obtained my high school diploma en March 2011. I was trilled to see me famile proud of me. Life after ChalleNGe made me see things differently; I obtained the resources I needed to dare to be somebody. Today I am proud to be a Law Enforcement Officer and to help my country's citizens."

Wilma Rodriguez Solla

Graduated from Puerto Rico National Guard Youth ChalleNGe in March 6, 2013. He obtained work at Starbucks during the “Mock Interview” process at the PRYCA and enlisted in the Marines in December 2014 and is currently in Japan with the unit 35903 Truck Company.

Luis F. Arias Espinal