Fayette County teens graduate from Georgia’s Youth Challenge

Tue, 09/04/2007 - 4:50pm
By: The Citizen

Two Fayette County teens were among 157 youth who graduated from the Georgia Youth Challenge Academy on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the James Brown Arena in Macon.

RyAnn Robinson of Fayetteville and Jeremy Rohe of Tyrone are members of the 2007 YCA graduation class of Fort Gordon.

Georgia’s Youth Challenge program is an all-volunteer, 22-week residential program for Georgia youth who have dropped out of school. The program emphasizes academic achievement, physical fitness and character development. YCA graduates usually continue their education, join the military or return to their hometowns with a high school education and marketable skills.

The Georgia National Guard operates two Youth Challenge campuses, the original campus located at Fort Stewart near Savannah which opened in 1993, and the Fort Gordon campus located at Fort Stewart near Augusta which opening in 2000. Since the first Youth Challenge graduation, Georgia’s YCA has graduated more than 7,190 formerly “at risk” youth.

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