In 1993, Congress created the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, a civilian youth opportunities program and authorized the Secretary of Defense to use the National Guard Bureau to conduct the program for at risk youth. (32 U.S. C. § 509) The Tarheel Challenge Academy is administered by the State of North Carolina and is located in New London.  The Academy, offers youth the opportunity to cange the direction of their lives and develop the strength of character and life skills necessary to become successful, responsible citizens. The Program consists of a 5 ½ month-long Residential phase followed by a year-long Post-Residential phase.

Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy
Located at:
215 N. Main Street 
New London, Nc 28127

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6
New London, NC 28127

(704) 961-9662
(844) 880-5206 - Toll Free
(704) 463-0122 - Fax

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