Our Kalaeloa Campus


Empowering At-Promise Youth of Hawaii with a Quasi-Military regimen. Exploring their strengths to navigate pathways through educational and career success.


We envision a thriving program of future leaders, striving towards greatness.


Program Success

  • 78% of Challenge graduates receive their high school equivalency diploma.
  • 48% join the workforce.
  • 19% continue their education.
  • 6% join the military.
  • Program participants donate over 9,000 hours of community service annually, valued at more than $175,000.
  • The Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy has awarded more than 3,800 academic credentials’


YCA Wellness Policy: Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy Wellness Policy