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Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy


Mission           
The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy will train and mentor selected at-risk youths to become contributing members of society using the Model's 8 Core Components in a quasi-military environment during a 22-week residential and one-year follow-up program. 

Vision             
The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is the "first choice" special alternative education program in the State, providing a safe, secure, structured training environment for volunteer youth who strive to improve their life, enhance their future, and who are ultimately better for having the ChalleNGe experience. 

Criteria
The basic qualifications for acceptance are:  West Virginia resident, between the ages of 16-18 on the start date, free of illegal drugs, educationally at-risk, mentally and physically capable to participate, and not under indictment or convicted of a felony offense.

Contact Us
By Phone:                            1-800-529-7700
Visit their website at      www.wvchallenge.org