Q: How old does a child need to be to qualify to attend MYCA?
A: Potential Applicants must be 16-18 at the start of class.
Q: Is there a cost for my child to attend MYCA?
A: No. MYCA is Federally funded by the National Guard and State funded program.
Q: What type of schooling do you provide?
A: MYCA is partnered with Marshall Public Schools and provides credit recovery, High School Diplomas and a GED.
Q: My child is not old enough for your program, do you know of any other resources?
A: Yes – we have a list of resources that we can send parents via email.
Q: The application we received states my child should find a Mentor prior to attending, are there any guidelines we must follow?
A: Yes – Applicants must find their own mentor. A mentor must be at least 21yr old, same gender, and live within 50 miles of the student’s home.
Q: Who can attend the Michigan Job Challenge Program?
A: Individuals between the ages of 17 and 20, that successfully complete the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) program are eligible to continue their education with the Michigan Job Challenge Program. The Job Challenge Program is exclusively offered to MYCA graduates. Attendees must be between the ages of 17 and 20 on Day 1 of the Michigan Job Challenge Program cycle.