Module 1: Welcome to the ChalleNGe Team

Welcome to the ChalleNGe Team

- Module 1 -

Watch the YouTube video below, which describes how “Mentors Make the Difference” in the Youth ChalleNGe Program, and then complete the Mentor Training Quiz for Module 1.


  • Become familiar with the ChalleNGe program and team.

Key Points:

Began in 1993, the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (NGYCP) has graduated over 170,000 young adults and employs thousands of men and women who serve the mission of ChalleNGe and work to give youth a second chance. Although you may have never heard of the NGYCP, chances are you have benefited from the Program. Perhaps the skills and opportunities provided to Program graduates have helped your town keep a teen away from delinquency. Or perhaps your community has been a recipient of some of the Programs’ over 9 million hours of service to community.

Supporting the staff and Cadets are the countless number of mentors, volunteers, parents, siblings, and informal cheerleaders who inspire, motivate, and encourage progress. NGYCP is glad to have you as a part of the ever-growing team. Our mission would be impossible without you.


Mission Statement: “The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.”