Reclaiming the lives of at-risk youth, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline to succeed as productive citizens.

Montana Youth Challenge Academy is a non-traditional program that offers youth, who have dropped out of high school or who are not progressing satisfactorily the opportunity to pivot the direction of their future. Participants succeed outside of a traditional school setting by learning self discipline, leadership, and responsibility while working to obtain their high school diploma or equivalency.

If you are inspired by impact that is hands-on, youth-focused, and lasting, ask us about becoming a mentor!

Current Class



December 19, 2020

Next Class

January 19, 2021

MYCA Graduates


Since 1999, Challenge cadets have provided an estimated 169,322 hours of service to Montana communities. Calculated at the current minimum wage, they have contributed roughly $1,464,635 to our economy.