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Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy offers a fresh start

Bluegrass Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a military-style alternative educational program to provide teaching, coaching and mentoring to at-risk youth between the ages of 15 and 18, conducted by the Kentucky Army National Guard.

Throughout the 5 month residential program, life-changing skills are promoted, with a focus on the fundamentals: life coping skills, job skills, responsible citizenship, leadership/followership, health and hygiene, service to community and physical fitness. After completing the Challenge phase, students begin a 52-week Post-Residential phase where each student works one-on-one with an adult mentor to help him/her continue the positive successes and direction achieved during the Challenge phase.

Open enrollment is underway for Class 50, which begins January 14, 2024. There is no charge for youth to participate. Students or families who are interested in more information can contact Teresa Scott, Western Ky Recruiter with BCA, at 270-283-1072, or email More information is available online at

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