Commonwealth Challenge in the News!

Kane 300x200, Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy

Class 53 overcomes a virtual ChalleNGe, as Class 54 prepares for hybrid experience

National Guard Youth Foundation: Class 50 Motivational Video

Albemarle County Class 50 Cadet Graduates; Plans for College and Marine Corps 

South Boston, VA Cadet Captures Top Honor

Halifax County Cadet Rises to Top of his Class


Former U.S. Senator: We Must Support the National Guard Youth Challenge Program

The National Guard’s Five Part Documentary on The Challenge Program

Commonwealth Challenge featured on The Hampton Roads Show

Read more about program updates in our Newsletter, Challenge Courier Class 45, Issue 2

Read Past Editions of our Newsletter: Challenge Courier Class 45, Issue 1, Challenge Courier, Class 44, Issue 3, Challenge Courier Class 44, Issue 2, Challenge Courier, Class 44, Issue 1

Our local newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot, did a feature on Class 44 Cadet, and SCA President, Diamond Johnson of 3rd Platoon. Cadet Johnson will be singing in Washington, D.C., to honor donors, military leaders and others involved with the National Challenge Program. Cadet Johnson will open and close the event with a performance of “God Bless America.” Nashville-based country-pop singer Kaley Caperton will join her. All of us at Challenge are very proud!

The Choice The Challenge The Change Video

Youth Challenge Program Helps Teens Find Roads to Success

See a local news (WVEC) story on a recent Challenge class!

Channel 13 News Small, Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy

See cadets from Class 41 on TV on “Let’s Talk, Live!”

Lets Talk Live, Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy

Commonwealth ChalleNGe Cadet goes on to graduate from Howard University

National Guard Youth Foundation Announces Spring Scholarship Recipients

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Learn more about the national program* at the CBS Website.

Watch a CBS Documentary on Life After a California Challenge Program

*The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy is one of 35 National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program sites nationwide.
We are located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at the State Military Reservation
School Dropout Crisis, Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy


Learn about the crisis of high school
dropouts in America
and how Commonwealth ChalleNGe can help!

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