TASK FORCE TORCH – California’s Youth and Community Programs Task Force

Youth and Community Programs personnel working with public

Mission

Create life-changing learning experiences for California’s youth.

Vision

Empower the Cadets and Scholars entrusted to our care to set their own conditions for a successful future. Task Force Torch will establish, facilitate and maintain meaningful transformation through partnerships based on trust, responsible citizenship, and purposeful involvement between the California Military Department, local communities, and academia. Task Force Torch achieves results through specifically developed curriculum, discipline, community outreach, and resource-leveraging partnerships while capitalizing on new capabilities, concepts and technological advances.

Websites

Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy Badge Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy
Residential, serving 16-18 year old high school students located in Los Alamitos, CA

Grizzly Youth Academy Logo Grizzly Youth Academy
Residential, serving 16-18 year old high school students located in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Discovery Challenge Academy Badge Discovery Challenge Academy
Residential, serving 16-18 year old high school students located in Lathrop, CA.

​California Jobs Challenge Logo California Jobs Challenge
Residential, serving Challenge graduates, located in Los Alamitos, CA

New STARBASELogo STARBASE
Serving 5th grade students in the Sacramento and Los Alamitos, CA, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

California Military Institute California Military Institute
Serving grades 5-12, located in Perris, CA

Porterville Military Academy LogoPorterville Military Academy
Serving grades 7-10, located in Porterville, CA

Oakland Military Institute Badge  Oakland Military Institute (OMI)
Serving grades 6-12 college preparatory school located in Oakland, CA.

California Cadet Corps LogoCalifornia Cadet Corps
School based cadet program for grades 6-12, located in multiple locations throughout CA.

Task Force Torch Logo

BG (CA) Peter B. Cross, Commander

BG (CA) Peter B. Cross
Commander
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Sergeant Major Richard W. Aller Senior. Enlisted NCOIC

SGM Richard W. Aller
Sr. Enlisted NCOIC
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