"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."
LTC Armstrong - Director
The mission of the 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.
Training that develops self-control. The willingness to do what is required regardless of personal mood.
Are you ready to change your life? Do you desire to change but don't know how to do it? Then take that first step. Apply for the opportunity of a lifetime to become the person you have always wanted to be!
Our next class that starts in July, 2014. If you will be 16 - 19 in July, 2014 (can't turn 20 in the program), you are behind in High School credits and/or struggling at school, and want to change your life, this program is for you. We are state and federally funded. There is No CHARGE for tuition to attend SYA. Change your life and be proud of yourself!
Attending an orientation is the first step of the enrollment process. Our next orientation is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:30pm until 3:00pm and will be held at Liberty Theatre, 4411 Yorktown Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Registration is not required. Just show up on time. Please check out the "About SYA -> How to Apply-> Orientation" section of this website for further details.Admission Questions