About Us

Cadets with Governor Otter at Boise CapitolWhat is the IYCF ?

The Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Foundation (IYCF) is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in the State of Idaho (EIN #45-1964922). The Foundation was established in 2011, before the first Academy class in January 2014, to support the students and programs of the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy.

Who are we?

We are a diverse group of community leaders, volunteers, and donors who believe that through hard work, and dedication to a goal, we can provide Idaho’s high-school dropouts with a second chance to succeed.

What do we do ?

We advocate, we donate our time and resources, and we reach out to individuals, companies, and organizations within the community who share our passion for youth and wish to support our mission.

The Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Foundation exists to give Idaho’s at-risk youths a second chance. Our goal is to make sure teens get the education, opportunity and structured training and mentoring they need to succeed. We are helping make Idaho a better place — one youth at a time.


BCadets visiting Veterans Homeoard of Directors

The Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Foundation Board of Directors serve in a voluntary capacity without compensation.  We employ no staff and nearly all money raised goes directly to support the Academy programs and the Academy graduates.

Richard G. Turner, Board President
Phone: (208) 422-5471

Members of the Board:

  • Jackson Gray
  • Henrik M. Fast
  • Margaret Flowers
  • Timothy D. Marsano
  • Lonna Vopat