150 cadets to graduate Saturday from Class 56 of Youth Challenge Academy
PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Approximately 150 cadets will graduate Saturday morning from the latest class of the Mississippi National Guards’ Youth Challenge Academy.
Class 56 will take part in a graduation ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Facility.
It’s the first commencement ceremony there since the beginning of the pandemic.
YCA is a 22-week, military-style course for at-risk youth and other students who want to earn a high school diploma or get valuable job skills.
More than 10,000 cadets have graduated from the Youth Challenge Program since it began in 1994.
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