by Linda Lee Ratto and Ian Robert Mari
The National Guard Youth Challenge (NGYC) is a program for children who are at-risk and in danger. From an inept school system to hard-working families whose homes are adultless more often than not, to drug-induced habits and love-needy children becoming pregnant, tens of thousands of our youth are in trouble. There is no one solution. Schools cannot raise our children and 9 out of 100 families cannot raise their own children very well either. What can we do? There are solutions and some of them out of the norm. Ten years ago, the National Guard established a peacetime community outreach called Youth Challenge (YC) to meet the needs of almost 10% of our children: high school dropouts. This program is out of the box successful! Read this book and you will see why.