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.

Tour the Academy with the above video.

The program is an academic intervention and leadership development program that partners with families, schools and youth advocate organizations. WYCA teaches and trains youth how to maximize their potential by managing their self-discipline.

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 WYCA for the opportunity to earn eight credits in 5 ½ months will be the first considered for this unique and robust opportunity.

Hear from our director, our commandant and cadet graduates with the above video.

Apply NOW to the Washington Youth Challenge Academy for a challenging and productive adventure towards becoming the successful men and women of the future. Admission to the program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our next class starts July 15, 2024.

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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