Cadets at Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Georgia and the Louisiana National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program at the Gillis W. Long Center are completing their final week of Royer Studios' Animate My Action Plan Phase II, while 59 cadets (our biggest class yet!) at South Carolina Youth ChalleNGe Academy are about to begin.

Over the past months, these young leaders have learned video, animation, and music production as well as graphic design and photography. They've had an opportunity to responsibly express themselves and to unleash their creativity all while learning new skills, developing and strengthening their talents, and exploring careers and higher education post-graduation.

FGYCA cadets using teamwork to animate a short film.

FGYCA cadets using teamwork to animate a short film.

Fort Gordon cadets animating.

Fort Gordon cadets animating.

Gillis Long cadets exploring lighting options with outdoor photography.

Gillis Long cadets exploring lighting options with outdoor photography.

Gillis Long cadets showing their work to the class for feedback and discussion. 

Gillis Long cadets showing their work to the class for feedback and discussion. 

Congratulations to all Phase II cadets who have challenged themselves to dream a bigger dream, believe in themselves, and achieve greatness!

You're up next, SCYCA!