Youth and Community Programs

Youth and Community Programs personnel working with public

Mission

​National Guard community-based programs that lead, train and mentor at-risk youth so that they may become productive citizens in America’s future.  We serve California communities and families which entrust students to our care by delivering national level, high quality educational support programs, in partnership with the educational community, within a military/academic-structured environment.

Websites

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

California National Guard 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.

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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