This weekend, over 200 cadets graduated the Louisiana Youth ChalleNGe Program at the Gillis W. Long Center, including 17 cadets in Royer Studios' Animate My Action Plan program, two of whom graduated as 5-star cadets, the highest level of achievement in YC.

AMAP participants from LANG YCP Class 2016-1 at the Gillis Long Center on our last day of class.

AMAP participants from LANG YCP Class 2016-1 at the Gillis Long Center on our last day of class.

I had the pleasure of personally working with these young men and women and was continuously blown away not only at the quality of the projects they produced, yet also by the quality of their character.

You're looking at 17 individuals who believed in themselves, sometimes when no one else did, dreamed of a better future, and have been putting in the work to achieve their personal and educational goals. This is no small feat! 

Because of their commitment to success, instead of looking at high school dropouts, you're now looking at future professionals in America's workforce, including a film producer, a chef, an astronomer, an Army National Guardswoman, an animator, a paramedic, a performing arts teacher, and a graphic designer.

Royer Studios is grateful to the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and the National Guard Youth Foundation for the opportunity to support these young leaders in unlocking their potential and sharing their gifts with the world!

Liz Granite
Vice President & Producer
Royer Studios