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Title:  The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program
Description: The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is a residential education and training program designed for youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school. During the 22-week residential period, participants are offered GED preparation classes and other program services intended to promote positive youth development. The WWC reviewed 14 studies that investigated the effects of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. One study meets WWC evidence standards. This study included 1,196 youth in 10 states. Based on its review of the research, the WWC found the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program to have potentially positive effects on completing school for at-risk youth.
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Cover Date: September 2010
Web Release: September 29, 2010
Publication #: WWC IRDPNG10
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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