Ft. GORDON, Ga. ( WJBF) – The participants of Ft. Gordon’s most recent Youth ChalleGNe Academy were sent home after only a short time.
This program is run by the Georgia National Guard.
More stories about Ft. Gordon’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy:
- 08/27/2016: Students graduate from Fort Gordon’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy
- 11/10/2017: Behind the scenes look at GA National Guard Headquarters
- 05/17/2019: Governor budgets $14 million dollars toward Youth Challenge Academy in 2020
According to a statement sent to NewsChannel 6 from the National Guard, the decision was made to cancel class #44 due to a number of incidents within the first few days. This session began October 10th.
Read the statement below:
The decision to cancel class number 44 at the Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy in Augusta, Georgia, was in response to a series of escalating incidents during the first week of class. We look forward to welcoming the new class very soon as we continue to prioritize the safety of cadets, cadre and staff.Georgia National Guard spokesperson
NewsChannel 6 is working to find out more details about the cancellation.
We’ll bring you the latest details when they become available.
Find out more about the Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy by clicking here.