Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy

Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy

The Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy’s (LCA) mission is to train, mentor and develop selected applicants into contributing members of their communities by providing life application skills through a variety of activities based on the 8 core developmental components of their youth intervention program.

The purpose of the LCA is to significantly improve the life coping skills and employability of high school dropouts. Where traditional educational methods have failed, the Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy has succeeded and proved to be a tremendous alternative for young people who have the ability to excel, but need an intensive, structured environment.

The Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy is currently on its 25th class and starting its twelth year of operation. The program has become immensely popular and has the potential of providing thousands of “at-risk” young men and women in Illinois with a new start. Currently, 25 states are operating Youth Challenge Programs. Illinois has the largest program with an annual target of 800 graduates.

Please visit the LCA site at: for details about the program and information on how to apply.

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