Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy

Our Mission

To intervene in the lives of at-risk youth by providing the values, skills, education, and self-discipline needed to produce responsible, productive citizens, and to do so in a highly disciplined atmosphere.


  • Community Service
  • Education - Academic
  • Employment/Career Services
  • Health Education - General
  • Leadership Programs
  • Life Skills/Independent Living
  • Mentoring
  • Residential Services

Other Details

  • Accepts volunteers?: Yes  18
  • Ages: 16-18
  • Comments: The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Program is a 22 week residential program that is structured in a military style environment to promote academics, attention to detail, time management, and leadership, while promoting self esteem, confidence and pride.
  • Eligibility: Be a United States citizen or legal resident and a resident of Virginia.  A high school drop-out or at risk of dropping out (behind in credits, truancy, etc.) Drug Free:  Students will be drug tested.  No felony convictions/charges, awaiting trial, or currently in trial proceedings. Physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of completing the program. Volunteer to attend...... this is not an alternative sentencing program.  Committed to making a change in their life.
  • Fees: No  The Virginia ChalleNGe Academy is funded through the Federal and State governments. Tuition, room and board, and books are provided with no cost to the family. There is a minimal clothing requirement (underwear, shoes, personal items, etc.) and a list will be given out at the Pre-screening detailing what they will need to bring.

More Information

For more information, please contact:

Virginia Youth ChalleNGe Academy
Camp Pendleton Training Site
C Street, Building 253
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Primary Contact: Recruiter

Phone: 800-796-6472
Phone: 757-491-5932
Fax: 757-491-5934
Email Information
Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy Website


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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