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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. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2024. Fill out your application as soon as possible, because spots are filling up quickly.

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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