THE EIGHT CORE COMPONENTS
There are eight core components of the Bluegrass Youth ChalleNGe Program. Cadets must successfully complete all eight components to graduate from the program. The core components are designed to educate and produce youth that will become productive members of the community upon graduation.
Cadets attend academic classes that will prepare them for General Education Development (GED) credential testing, credit recovery, or high school diploma.
HEALTH & HYGIENE
Cadets learn the physical emotional benefits of proper nutrition through participation in classes and structures group participation.
Cadets develop strong character while identifying and applying individual moral and ethical standards to perform various roles and responsibilities in a structured group environment.
LIFE COPING SKILLS
Increased self-esteem and self-discipline are gained through a combination of classroom activities, group discussions, and a structured living environment.
Cadets learn their role in the democratic process, their rights, privileges, and obligations as United States citizens. Those who are eligible to register for selective service and to vote.
Physical fitness becomes an integral part of cadet life through daily exercise and physical activities.
Cadets prepare for long-term, gainful employment through the development of individual resumes, completing job applications, and preparation for and conduct of job interviews.
SERVICE TO COMMUNITY
Cadets realize the importance of giving back to the community while performing a minimum of 40 hours of service to the community and/or conservation project activities.