Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Turns At-risk Youth’s Lives Around
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2009 – When Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presided today at the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe graduation in New Jersey, he witnessed a rite of passage being shared by about 8,000 at-risk youth across the country every year.
In-processing cadets learn that structure and discipline are essential components at the Illinois National Guard’s Lincoln ChalleNGE Academy. Illinois National Guard photo