Alaska Military and Youth Academy

About Us

The Alaska Military Youth Academy (AMYA) is a division of the Department of Military & Veterans Affairs. AMYA operates cycles that start on or about April 1st and October 1st. Click here for instructions on How to Apply.

The Alaska Military Youth Academy's ChalleNGe Program is designed to meet the life coping skills and educational needs of 16 to 18 year old Alaskans. The Youth ChalleNGe program is a 22-week residential school based on the traditional military training model. AMYA is located on JBER (Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson) and is a tobacco free campus.

Cadets are instructed in the following areas: Life Coping Skills, Academic Excellence, Job Skills, Responsible Citizenship, Leadership/Followership, Health & Hygiene, Physical Fitness, and Service to the Community. In addition to these skills, cadets work toward the completion of a GED or High School Diploma.

AMYA is a certified Archery in the Schools site and a national partner with the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Watch AMYA Program Overview