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[Weekly Inspiration] This Academy Helps Students Turn Their Lives Around

[Weekly Inspiration] This Academy Helps Students Turn Their Lives Around

Located in Anchorage, Alaska, the National Guard Alaska Military Youth Academy (AMYA) ChalleNGe Program was founded to help at-risk youth between the ages of 16-18. The program is quasi-military and voluntary for the students that attend. AMYA accepts about 200 cadets into the program and helps them get started in the right direction again.

During their 22 weeks at AYMA, cadets work towards a GED, obtaining a high school diploma from AMYA, or credit recovery. While they focus on their classes, they also work on improving important life skills, setting them up for college, career, or military success upon graduating. Many of the cadets that attend AMYA even go back to their high school to graduate with their peers after attending the program.

AMYA has seen really great results from their ChalleNGe Program. The academy has seamless credit recovery, allowing for their cadets to earn a high school diploma directly from AMYA or go back to their high school on track to graduate, and through effective learning for GED preparation, about 25% of GED credentials obtained in the state are earned by AMYA cadets!

For more about AMYA, read our success story about them, or check out their website!

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