Lincoln's Challege Academy Graduation Scheduled for June 16 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Illinois Guard PAO   
Monday, 11 June 2012 12:04

SPRINGFIELD, IL (06/11/2012)(readMedia)--

WHO:

• Lincoln's Challenge Academy (LCA) Class 38

• LCA in Rantoul is a program administered by the Illinois National Guard

WHAT:

• Graduation scheduled for 315 cadets with 229 cadets receiving a GED.

• 535 cadets started the program Jan. 16 with 59 percent succeeding the challenge to turn their life around

WHEN:

• 11 a.m., June 16

WHERE:

• Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza in Springfield

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

• Lincoln's Challenge Academy has been and remains one of the most successful Challenge programs in the nation. Illinois operates the largest single site youth challenge academy in the nation.

• Lincoln's Challenge Academy has graduated more than 12,000 students since its launch in 1993, which exceeds any other program nationwide.

• Lincoln's Challenge Academy is structured into a 22-week residential phase conducted in a quasi-military environment. This phase is followed by a 12-month post-resident phase when graduates return to their communities and are paired with mentors who provide positive support. This phase also reinforces life skills learned in residence.

For additional information, please contact the Illinois National Guard Office at 217-761-3569

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