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NGYCP-Idaho Youth Challenge Academy
Facebook IconJanuary 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

NGYCP-Idaho Youth Challenge Academy added 52 new photos to the album 2015-1 Week 2.

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2015-1 Week 2

Acclimation Graduation is rushing up on us...and in preparation, the Everyone loves MSft Edwards Squadron PT! Also this week, Candidates were issued their gear, to wear as soon as they become Cadets this weekend.

NGYCP-Idaho Youth Challenge Academy
Facebook IconJanuary 29, 2015 at 11:19 am

PHONE CALL SUNDAY! Here are the details for the first call home this Sunday, February 1st. All Cadets are required to call a parent/guardian with this first phone call. (They may choose anyone else with future Sunday phone calls.) PLEASE REMEMBER, no matter how much we miss the youth, this program is ALL about them. After the first phone call, we will have some Cadets requesting to leave the program because they believe they must rush home and console their families. Or, some may beg to come home because they are homesick or it's "too hard." So, during the 5-minute call, do your best to keep it positive and encouraging. Congratulate them for completing Acclimation and becoming Cadets. Tell them that they can do it, and finish the program. (All youth will be able to make one phone call on Sunday, but if they have not yet acclimated to the program and achieved Cadet status, their phone call will be limited to 1-minute.)

Finally, IF the Cadet chooses, they may split-up their weekly phone privilege to call two or more parents/guardians. However, please understand that if one call takes up the entire 5-minute period, no more minutes will be allowed. So, if the Cadet would like to make more than one short phone call, please be considerate of their wish and enable them to do so.

Promotions and Call Incentives (after Week 2):
- Candidate = 1-minute call
- Cadet = 5-minute call
- Airman = 8 minute call (Promotions above Cadet do not occur until at least Week 6)
- Airman First Class = 12 minute call
- Senior Airman = 15 minute call
- Staff Sergeant = 20 minute call

Again, EVERYTHING we do is about the youth (even FB updates to keep parents happy = happy phone calls and letters to Cadets)...together, let's promote their success! Thank you!

So, here are the APPROXIMATE call times:

- Axemen: 12:30 p.m. PACIFIC TIME
- Gems: 1:30 p.m. PACIFIC TIME
- Scouts: 2:30 p.m. PACIFIC TIME

IDYCA Staff Requests for First Phone Call:
1. Please do not attempt to contact staff on Sunday to ask when your youth is going to call. The only staff at the Academy on Sundays are those that are supervising the youth, helping to ensure they get their phone calls. They cannot leave the youth to handle incoming calls.
2. Please keep your phones turned on and available ALL day. We have 90 youth to get through their 5-minute phone calls, and it is extremely taxing and discouraging to the youth to try to repeatedly make that phone call home.
3. Please understand the times listed are the best-guess estimate. Situations beyond our control may occur to delay the phone call times.
4. Please understand the youth are instructed to call a parent/guardian for their first phone call, BUT this may very well be the other parent/guardian. This is the youth's choice. Send a letter to your youth, asking them to call you next time.
5. Please know that if it is found out that the youth called a friend or non-parent/guardian, the situation will be rectified immediately. However, we request you wait until Monday to contact your youth's advocate/case manager or master sergeant.

Thank you! - Ms. Carmen

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NGYCP-Idaho Youth Challenge Academy
Facebook IconJanuary 28, 2015 at 1:53 pm

NGYCP-Idaho Youth Challenge Academy added 47 new photos to the album 2015-1 Week 2.

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2015-1 Week 2

Acclimation Graduation is rushing up on us...and in preparation, the Everyone loves MSft Edwards Squadron PT! Also this week, Candidates were issued their gear, to wear as soon as they become Cadets this weekend.