Mentors Must...

A Mentor must be willing to:

  • Agree to a criminal background check
  • Attend one Mentor Day to be held at Florida Youth ChalleNGe Academy (see the following section for more details)
  • Make weekly contacts by phone, mail or email with your Cadet after you have been trained and matched while Cadet is at Florida Youth ChalleNGe Academy (see the following sections for more details)
  • Make weekly contacts by phone, mail, email, social media, text, or face-to-face with your Cadet after they complete the Residential portion of the program (see the following sections for more details)
  • Mail or e-mail (may also be completed online) a monthly report to Florida Youth ChalleNGe Academy on the progress of your Cadet

To Become a Mentor you must:

  • Be 25 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of Florida and citizen of the United States, or legal resident
  • Reside within a reasonable distance of the Cadet
  • Be same gender as the Cadet
  • Can not be Parent, Stepparent or Sibling (Mentors can be Uncle/Aunt, Grandfather/Grandmother, or Cousin) and not be living in the same household as the Cadet

*All Mentor Trainings are held at Camp Blanding

This Mentor Training is a requirement for being concerned for being a mentor.

Questions

Please read and follow the Mentor Application Instructions. If you have any questions, contact us at admissions@flyca.info. You can also contact the program staff by telephone at (904) 559-1726 ext. 4028 or 4033 and our FAX line is (904) 559-1768.

Send your completed application packets to:

MAIL:
FLORIDA YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY
5629 State Road 16 West
Building 3800
Starke, FL 32091

FAXED:
904.559.1768

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