Youth Development

Project Challenge Foundation

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • www.azpcfoundation.org

Mission Statement

Project ChalleNGe: To provide a challenging military-based educational program, in-residence, for high school dropouts who desire to succeed; thereby keeping with the theme developed by the National Guard Bureau of "ADDING VALUE TO AMERICA." Foundation: To oversee and strengthen the programs provided within Project ChalleNGe and to help graduates reach success through further education and mentorship.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer

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Mr. Bill Shover

Keywords

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project, challenge, at-risk youth, military, high school dropout

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Also Known As

PCF

EIN

86-0753288

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Unfortunately, Arizona remains tops in the nation for high school dropouts, losing approximately 26,000 annually. Project ChalleNGe is a high school drop-out recovery program instituted by the National Guard. This military-styled program has been operating since 1993 and is free of charge to those who attend. It recruits high school dropouts, males and females, throughout the state of Arizona, ages 16-18 years old. For 22 weeks, students reside on campus, immersed in a highly structured, positively motivated environment where they have the opportunity to earn their GED as well as up to nine college credits. While enrolled, students are also taught basic life skills like how to interview for a job, follow a personal financial budget and maintain healthy relationships. Upon graduation, each student is tracked through a Mentor Program for one year to measure their success in school and or the work place. The ChalleNGe program, a preventive rather than remedial youth-at-risk program, targets participants who are unemployed, drug-free and law-free high-school dropouts. Its education is based on eight core components: Responsible Citizenship, Academic Excellence, Life-Coping Skills, Community Service, Health and Hygiene, Career Skills Training, Leadership/Followership and Physical Training. It is important to distinguish Project ChalleNGe from the Project ChalleNGe Foundation, which fundraises on behalf of the program. The Foundation gained its 501 (c)(3) status in 1996 and established a scholarship program for the graduates who have elected to go to college.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Bill Shover

BIO

For many years, Bill Shover was the Community Relations Director for the Arizona Republic. Now retired, he focuses mainly on strenghtening support for the Project ChalleNGe Foundation.

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