Florida Youth Challenge Academy Helping At-Risk Youth

Florida National Guard
Posted at 8:39 AM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-04 06:47:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The Florida Youth Challenge Academy is hoping to help teens all across the state.

The program is hosted by the Florida National Guard, and lasts 17 and a half months.

During the first five and a half months, participants will live together in a structured learning environment. For the final 12 months, they go back home to work with a mentor and be placed in either a job, further education, or the military. 

Major Caitlin Brown with the Florida National Guard says the program is completely voluntary and teens chose themselves to take part.

To find out more on the program, or to apply click here.