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Important! Phone calls on Sunday's will have a new time. They will now go from 8am-Noon. We understand this may work for some, but not all.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your Cadets phone calls. Please email and someone will get back with you.

Just a quick reminder that the next round of Mentor Training will be 2/17 at the HYCA campus and the last date will be 3/3 in Seymour.

Also, Class 22 Mentor Match Ceremony will be held on Saturday April 7th.

If you have any questions regarding mentor training or mentor match, please email


Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Release: Feb. 05, 2018


For additional information contact or 866-477-0156

One cadet was injured and six were dismissed when an altercation occurred during dinner in the dining facility here on February 4.

The altercation was quickly resolved by Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy cadre.

The injured cadet was taken to the hospital and released shortly after with minor injuries.

The Rush County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police were contacted to review the incident, and the Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy is currently investigating the cause to determine follow up action against the cadets involved.

The Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy empowers youths to embrace responsibility, achievement and positive behavior and will not tolerate fighting, bullying or discriminatory acts of any kind.

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Information about our New Director

Col. Troy Joslin began his military career in 1986 as an enlisted soldier. He later received his commissioned in 1988 and graduated from Purdue University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education. Col. Joslin has 32-years of combat arms, logistics and quartermaster experience in the Indiana National Guard. His previous assignment was as the Chief of Staff of the 38th Infantry Division. He commanded the 38th Sustainment from September 2013 to November 2015 and also served as the full-time Executive Officer for 81st Troop Command from 2011 to 2013. Col. Joslin also served as the Indiana National Guard Human Resource Officer from December 2013 to November 2015. He also commanded the 38th Division Special Troops Battalion from 2007 to 2009 and then deployed to Bagram Airfield Afghanistan as part of the 38th Division Headquarters where he served as "Mayor" (Chief of Operations) of the largest military operating base and busiest airfield in that theater comprising almost 30,000 military and civilian personnel. Col. Joslin has attended various advance and staff courses to include the Army Command and General's Staff College.

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The wait is finally over. Weeks 1 , 2, and Acclimation Graduation photos are now online!…