Youth ChalleNGe Successes

Idaho Academy Success Stories

CommencementTo view personal Idaho Cadet Success Stories, please visit the Academy’s page at:

What a ChalleNGe Graduate Looks Like (PDF)

National Program Success Statistics

  • Over 60% of 2009 ChalleNGe graduates received their high school diploma or GED.
  • Over 50% joined the work force.
  • 14% joined the military.
  • Nearly 28% continued their education.
  • Program participants have donated well over 5 million hours of community service during the program’s 16-year duration.
  • Programs have awarded graduates nearly 50,000 academic credentials since 1993. Over 100,000 teens have graduated.