YOUR BEST CHANCE FOR A SECOND CHANCE

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Sunburst Youth Academy National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old high school dropouts, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.
Go to How to Become a Cadet

How to Become a Cadet

Go to Find an Orientation

Find an Orientation

Go to Donate Now and help a Teen in need

Donate Now and help a Teen in need

Go to Download Application

Download Application

Go to Become a Mentor

Become a Mentor

Go to News and Media

News and Media

THE FIRST STEP TO ENROLL INTO SUNBURST IS TO ATTEND ONE OF OUR ORIENTATIONS.

The Facts

Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That's a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day. About 33% of high school seniors fail to graduate from high school on time.
Stop making excuses. Join and become who you should be.

OUR VISION:

The vision of the Sunburst Youth Academy (SYA) is to be recognized as the leading alternative educational program for High School dropouts. SYA will meet the unique needs of its Cadets and assist them in making a successful transition to adulthood by fostering and perpetuating the Eight Core Components of ChalleNGe. Through mentoring and education, our graduates will be provided the life skills to be successful in their future endeavors.

Make the Choice to Change for the better

OUR SUPPORTERS

Here is just a small number of our Program Supporters

CBS Evening News

Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

Congressman Alan Lowenthal

California National Guard

Menasha Packaging

California Conservation Corps

2 Hands 2 Cans

Academia Avance

Housing Authority of L A

Long Beach HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

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