The Washington Youth ChalleNGe Academy's mission is to provide at-risk youth a quality education, positive values, and life and job skills training that will change their lives and give them hope and opportunity for a new future. This is a FREE Life Intervention, Credit Recovery Program and, for half a year, requires the cadet to live in housing we provide in Bremerton, Wash., but any resident of Washington state can attend.

The program incorporates a highly-structured format, with an emphasis on personal responsibility to provide a positive, safe and secure learning environment.

An application does not commit a youth to attend. It is a door opener. While many families and youth are seeking ways to earn credits, those who have already applied to the WYA for the opportunity to earn eight credits in 5 ½ months will be the first considered for this unique and robust opportunity.

Most importantly, the WYCA puts the health and safety of our cadets first. During this time, we are adjusting our campus to meet Department of Health requirements to keep our cadets safe. Apply NOW to the Washington Youth Academy for a challenging and productive adventure towards becoming the successful men and women of the future.

Completing this form will allow admission staff to contact you. Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. For frequently asked questions, visit here.  More information about the Academy can be found here.

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