New Perspectives -
November, 2002 Issue #99
Youth Challenge Program
Oregon National Guard
Oregon Youth Challenge Program
is a state program administered by the Oregon National Guard. The program is highly structured with military discipline, for
non-adjudicated high school dropouts and ‘at risk teens’ ages 16-18. The program lasts 17 ½ months, with 5 ½ at the facility and 12
back in the community in the Mentor Phase.
Criteria for eligibility/selection into the Youth Challenge program are that the participant must be a volunteer, a resident of Oregon
and a legal resident of the US, in need of high school completion, must have the physical capability to complete the program
within reasonable accommodations for physical challenges, and most importantly, must have the desire to complete.
Applications are accepted by mail only and will be followed by a drug screen and a physical exam.