About Us

imageMission Statement

The Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy exists to help young people help themselves.

Hoosier youths, ages 16-18, who have left high school without a diploma attend the Academy of their own volition, free of charge, after selection from an application pool. The 17 1/2-month rigorous program is designed to help Indiana youth dream, believe, and achieve through the development of personal commitment and self-discipline.

The Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Foundation believes in the mission and programming of the Academy, helping these Indiana youth endow themselves with power and dignity, directing their lives within a productive society.  The Foundation informs and educates the citizens and legislators of Indiana about the Academy and its service to Indiana youth.

In addition, it provides targeted funding to program expenses not covered by federal and state monies, and expands resource growth in program requirements.

Dream. Believe. Achieve. The mantra of the Academy - the strength of our passion and efforts.




Vision Statement

The vision of the Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Foundation, Inc., is to provide enough support to the Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy financially and philosophically that every young person in Indiana who wishes to attend, may do so.

As the Academy evolves and incorporates new operations and activities to best serve the youth of Indiana, the Foundation wishes to build endowments and resources to lay a solid underpinning of financial stability for operations, scholarships, and capital expenses.

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