YCP GILLIS W. LONG
Reclaiming the futures of youths
The Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program (YCP) is an alternative educational program that offers adolescents an opportunity to change their futures. Students looking for a way to succeed outside of a traditional school setting learn self-discipline, leadership, and responsibility while working to obtain a high school equivalency diploma.
The mission of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18-year-old youths, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.