Louisiana Youth Challenge

Gillis W. Long Center For Parents

If you are the parent/guardian of a child who has been accepted to attend The Gillis W. Long Center, or who is currently enrolled at The Gillis W. Long Center...this page is for you!


For all other inquiries, or for more information about how to apply to The Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program, please call 318-641-5803.


Graduation Information

Class of 2016-1


If you have a child who is CURRENTLY enrolled at The Gillis W. Long Center, our staff is available to assist you during regular office hours: Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  However, in the event of an emergency please call (225) 319-4621.

ATTENTION GILLIS LONG PARENTS:  As of now, home pass and graduation are undetermined due to the flooding.  Please be assured that you will be contacted with more information as soon as we are able to make a definite plan. Please be patient with us at this time and know that the safety and well-being of your child is our first and foremost priority.  We will keep you updated as plans are made.  If you are trying to call and cannot get through, please call (318) 641-5803 and the Recruiting staff will assist you.