Appalachian Challenge Academy, Kentucky National Guard Youth Challenge


465 Grays Branch Road
Grays Knob, KY 40829

(855) 596-4927


Provides an evidence-based program for 16 to 18 year old at-risk youth who are academically at risk.


Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm (EST)

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Date of Official Change:

July 25, 2022

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

465 Grays Branch Road
Grays Knob, KY 40829


PO Box 539
Grays Knob, KY 40829

Phone Numbers


(855) 596-4927

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Offers short-term, high intensity programs modeled after military basic training whose objective is to motivate troubled adolescents who are on the edge of delinquency through activities which emphasize the importance of consistency and obedience. This is a 22-week residential program offered by the National Guard which includes a 12-month aftercare phase.


Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm (EST)

Required Documents

Documents as requested when appointment is scheduled


Must have/meet: * Resident of Kentucky * 16 to 18 years of age upon entry * Failing in school or no longer attending any school and who has not received a high school diploma or GED * No pending felony charges or felony convictions * Mentally and physically capable to participate in the program * Volunteer to attend the program * Be free of illegal drugs



Intake Procedure

Appointment required, please call

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