9/22/2013 9:17 PM
by Rebecca Turco
(Picture Courtesy: Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy)
KINGWOOD - The West Virginia National
Guard's Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The program brings leadership and opportunity to at-risk
youth in the state, using a military-like structure.
More than 2,700 cadets have graduated from this academy,
according to officials. Many of the graduates have gone on to complete their
college degrees or join the military.
West Virginia was one of the first states to launch such
a program, according to officials. For more information about the Mountaineer
ChalleNGe Academy, click here.