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    The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy educates, trains, and mentors at-risk youth in a quasi-military environment at no cost to participants, giving young people the skills to become productive and responsible citizens. Applying the military model to alternative education, the Academy promotes competency development through academic opportunities, life skills, and vocational preparation.

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    Remote Orientations Scheduled for Cycle 46

    Michigan Youth Challenge Academy is taking reservations to participate in remote orientations for youth and parents interested in attending Cycle 46 to begin January 2022. Orientation is a mandatory part of the application process. To schedule an orientation, please contact:

    Western Michigan and Upper Peninsula

    Joan Miller - 269-968-1368

    Eastern Michigan and Upper Peninsula

    Frank Vasquez - 269-968-1397


    Orientation Schedule:

    Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.:

    October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

    November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th

    December 7th and 14th


    Thursdays @ Noon - 12:00 p.m.:

    November 4th and 18th

    December 9th and 16th


    Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m.

    November 13th 


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