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We are entering the third session of an exciting program for youth in Delaware to participate in:
The Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy in Laurel, MD.  

As part of this initiative we have a mentor component in which anyone may serve as mentors over the 5-1/2 month Residential Phase and the 12-month Post Residential Phase (17-1/2 months total). All mentors participate in a 4-hour mentor training conducted by the Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy staff.

We are currently seeking 15 mentors (possibly more) for the next class which will start in July 2017. The applicants will need mentors to encourage and support them during the residential phase and  upon completion of the Youth ChalleNGe program. They will have the opportunity to pursue a college degree, seek employment or join the military.

We hope that you will consider mentoring a cadet. Click the button below to download the mentor application packet for your reference. All mentors are required to get a DC background check.


Mrs. Karen M. Hughes
Counselor Liaison
Youth Challenge Program
OFFICE: 302-326-7102
EMAIL: Karen.m.hughes18.nfg@mail.mil

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