Reclaiming the lives of at-risk youth, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline to succeed as productive citizens.

Montana Youth Challenge Academy is a non-traditional program that offers youth, who have dropped out of high school or who are not progressing satisfactorily the opportunity to turn their lives around. Participants succeed outside of a traditional school setting by learning self discipline, leadership, and responsibility while working to obtain their high school diploma or equivalency.

Current Class



June 19, 2021

Next Class

July 20, 2021

MYCA Graduates


Since 1999, cadets at the academy have performed more than 174,680 cumulative work-hours in support of service to community projects throughout the state. Calculated at the current minimum wage, they have contributed roughly $1,510,982 to our economy.