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Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy

A Second Chance at a Bright Future

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.

Now enrolling Class 35

Class 35 starts July 09, 2024. 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

Please contact the Admissions Office at 877-860-0003 Option 2 to be directed to the recruiter in your area.

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