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Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy

A Second Chance at a Education

Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy logoIndiana’s Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy, established in 2007, is located in Knightstown. The academy offers military-based training to unemployed/underemployed, crime-free and drug-free at-risk youth who have not graduated from high school 16-18 years of age. HYCA trains and mentors these youth to develop the values, skills, education and self-discipline to become successful young adults. The free program is a 17.5 month commitment, including an in-depth screening process, two-week acclimation phase, five-month residential phase and a yearlong post-residential mentorship phase to help graduates with career and life goal achievements.

Ready to Become a Cadet?

Before becoming a cadet, prospective students who have filled out their application are invited by their recruiter to HYCA Orientation.

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Now enrolling Class 31

Class 31 starts July 16, 2022. Due to the COVID-19 virus impacts on education, we are expecting a larger-than-normal application volume for the next class. We recommend completing your application now, so that you can be considered for admissions.

Speak to a Recruiter

Jeff Diemer, Northwest and Northeast Recruiter

463-202-3535 |

David Endris, Southwest and Southeast Recruiter

317-331-6979 |