SEN. DAINES NAMES YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY MONTANAN OF THE WEEK
Letter to the Editor
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, on Friday, recognized the Montana Youth ChalleNGe Academy (MYCA) for its work to assist at-risk youth in Montana to develop the skills necessary to become productive citizens.
Mr. President, this week I have the distinct honor of recognizing the Montana Youth ChalleNGe Academy (MYCA), located in Dillon, Mont., as Montanan of the Week. The MYCA is sponsored by the Montana National Guard and the State of Montana, and assists at-risk youth in our state to develop the skills necessary to become productive citizens.
This academy focuses on the physical, emotional and educational needs of the youth using a quasi-military style technique of discipline and motivation. To date, they have graduated more than 2,000 students.
I would like to thank six of the original staff who began work at MYCA when it opened in 1999 and who are still employed there today. Director Jan Rouse, Deputy Director Trent Gibson, Lead Teacher Carolyn Bielser, Lead Counselor Ben Stewart, Counselor Tammy Pittman and Cadre Team Leader Cheryl Miskowic have spent years working to help Montana’s at-risk youth and their work has touched the lives of many. Along with the other staff at MYCA, they have helped students become contributing members of our Montana communities. Thank you to all those working hard at the Montana Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Beaverhead County.
MONTANAN OF THE WEEK
YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY