A Message from a Parent of a previous Cadet.

“I’m sure that without this school my son wouldn’t be here today. He opened his wings and soared and proved to himself and others that he can do anything. If you have a child that needs a second chance….this door is open to Indiana residents and it’s FREE other than personal care items and writing letters. Please contact Justin Hyca Hamm if you have a child that needs this experience. It’s by far the best experience that my son Tyler Holderman has ever had with school. What they teach them and how they feel accomplished when they’re done is phenomenal!!!! THANK YOU HYCA STAFF FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE PART OF OUR FAMILY!!!!!” – Christina Marie Keb


Thank you for the kind words and your support of the Academy!


Please note that if you have not trained in Mentor Training as of 3/8/2016 you will be required to train the morning of Mentor Match on 3/19/2016 starting at 9 AM .. Please contact your PRA if you have any further questions or concerns.

Mentor Match

The Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy would like to thank all volunteering mentors in their efforts to support our Cadets. We are soon approaching our Mentor Match Ceremony which the cadets are very excited about. HYCA needs to have all Mentors complete the required training Prior to March 11, 2016.

NOTICE: All completed Mentor Distance Learning quizzes (found in the back of the workbook); MUST be returned to the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy, No later than 3-11-2016, to verify you have successfully completed the training. You may mail or fax your Quiz to 765-345-1024.

We are in preparation for The Mentor Match Ceremony being held on 3-19-2016, at 1pm, at Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy Chapel. If you have questions or are having difficulties in accessing the online Mentor Training workbook, please call your assigned Post Residential Advisor today.

Garet Garrigus (765) 570-3001
Amelia Perkins (765) 570-3095
Johnny Richardson (765) 570-3119

We look forward to seeing you at the Mentor Match Ceremony being held on March 19, 2016, 1pm, at the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy.

Mentor Training Date Change for 2/9/2016

We apologize for the inconvenience, but mentor training for 2/9/2016 has had an address change and the mentor training will now take place at

-Tuesday February 9th: E 38th Division Indianapolis Armory, 3912 W Minnesota Indianapolis, IN46241

Mentor Training:                     6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Please if you have any concerns or questions please contact Mr. Garrigus at 765-345-1021 or Ms. Perkins at 765-570-3095