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CAMP MINDEN, La. -

Saturday was family day at the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

The program's mission is to reclaim the lives of 16 to 18 year olds.

Not only does the program instill self-discipline and life skills, but graduates also have the opportunity to receive their G.E.D.

"We have about eight thousand dropouts per year in the state of Louisiana. A lot of these kids are at risk kids and they don't fit into the traditional high school scene, so this is an opportunity to come to a 22 week residential program and participate in a quasi-military training and also receive their G. E. D" says Colonel Michael Borrel. 

After marching, Cadets were allowed to spend time with their family and enjoy the beautiful day.

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