The South Carolina National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy will hold a graduation ceremony Wednesday, June 13 at the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, South Carolina, beginning at 10 a.m.
The graduating class includes over 60 cadets who completed 22 weeks of training which began in January. Director of the South Carolina Youth ChalleNGe Academy, Ms. LaToya Reed will officiate the graduation ceremony.
The eight core components of the Youth Challenge Academy Program are: Academic Excellence, Life-Coping Skills, Job Skills, Health and Hygiene, Responsible Citizenship, Service to Community, Leadership/Followership, and Physical Fitness.
“We are extremely proud of these Cadets who are graduating from the Youth Challenge Academy,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr, The Adjutant General for South Carolina. “The skills these young men and women learned during their time attending this rigorous training program will provide them a strong foundation for their future endeavors whether in continuing education, careers or in their communities. We join their families and friends as we congratulate them on this tremendous accomplishment.”
For more information about the South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy, please visit their website at www.scyouthchallenge.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SCYCA and Twitter @SCYCA and Instagram @scyca.