New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy

The New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy provides a highly disciplined environment fostering academics, leadership development, physical training, and personal growth to educate and train unemployed youth who have ceased to attend high school.

We are seeking volunteers to join our mentoring program. Through a friendly matching process mentors will be connected with youth attemding the Academy. As a mentor you will: serve as a positive role model and friend, motivate at-risk youth to change his or her life towards positive behavior and success, and help build the youth’s self-esteem.

Qualifications Include:

  • Mentor must be 21 years of age and older
  • Attend on-site Training Day
  • Three face-to-face visits
  • 12 month follow-up after youth graduate

Applications can be accessed on our website: www.nj.gov/military/challenge

Once the application is completed, someone will be in contact with more information.

Please direct any questions to the Recruitment, Placement, and Mentoring Department

rpm@dmava.nj.gov

609.556.6080

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