National Guard and Reserve Resources

Texas Army National Guard Youth Program

Provides Texas Military Forces connected youths with opportunities for: leadership training, college preparedness, state youth symposium, youth camps, parent and child events, Texas Youth Leadership Council Meetings, and service opportunities.

STARBASE®- A Department of Defense Youth Program (outside source)

Second largest DoD STEM based funded program in the nation, focused on improving knowledge and skills of at-risk 5th-8th  grade students in: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Texas has three locations: Camp Mabry in Austin, Goodfellow AFB, Ellington Field in Houston, and Lackland AFB.

Texas ChalleNGe Academy (outside source)

A National Guard military model educational program for at-risk students in Texas between the ages of 16 and 18.  The program requires a 17-and-a-half-month commitment in which students will learn self-discipline and life skills while earning credits towards a high school diploma or preparing for the GED.