Challenge Academy accepting applications
The Mississippi National Guard Youth Challenge Program is taking applications for its ChalleNGe Academy.
The program consists of a five-month residential phase conducted at the Guard's training center at Camp Shelby outside Hattiesburg. For five months, students live in a military-structured environment. Students who enroll must be high school drop-outs ages 16 to 18 who want to make changes in their lives. Participants can receive a high school equivalency diploma and a full first-year apprenticeship in a craft area. For information or an application, call (800) 507-6253 or visit the link above.