Mentor Training

Welcome to the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy (HYCA) Mentor Training.
HYCA would like to thank you for volunteering to be a Mentor.  Please know that you play a vital role in the success of this program and in life of the youth you mentor.  We thank you for your time and commitment. We also want you to understand that we are here to assist you should the need arise – you are not alone.  In order to prepare you for this vital role, the following training is provided.

Face To Face Training: Below are the available locations and the dates of the Face to Face training sessions. You MUST RSVP me no later than one day prior to the training. This training last around 2- 4 hours, please come prepared.



LOCATION                                                                                                           DATE and TIME


  • March 9, 2019 at 9:00am and 2:00pm. The last session will be March 23rd, 2019 at 9:00am only- face to face Mentor training at HYCA- For questions please email Amber Gray, Mentor Coordinator at

  • If you would like to speak with the supervisor of this department, you may reach out to Tanya Brown (765) 345-1025.


Mentor Match Ceremony
The Mandatory Mentor Match Ceremony will be held at the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy with your Cadet. The ceremony is mandatory for all mentors to attend in order to match with your cadets. NO GUESTS are allowed (No spouses, children, parents, ETC). This is a day for the Cadet and Mentor to spend some one on one time to talk about the process so far and to begin building the path towards the Cadet’s future. All Mentor training must be completed prior to this date or you will not be allowed to attend. Registration and check in will begin at promptly at 9:00 AM and the ceremony will begin after all mentors have met with their Case Managers.   You need to contact your Case Manager regarding the status of mentor-ship. 

Do you want to make a difference?

Help us ChalleNGe our Cadets to Achieve by applying to become a Mentor!

The Youth ChalleNGe program offers one of the best youth/adult mentoring partnerships across the United States. That’s where caring adults are committed to supporting and encouraging Cadets that participate especially after they complete the Residential Phase and return to their communities.

We are looking for Adults 21 and older to volunteer their time to become a Mentor to our Cadets. This is an exceptional opportunity to give back to your community and assist the Academy in providing leadership and guidance for an at-risk youth working to become the best version of themselves.

Training provided.

Contact our Mentor Coordinator, Amber Gray, today at for more information.