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Class #53 Completion Ceremony

Freestate ChalleNGe Academy Changing Lives

Class 59 Fleet week participants train with Baltimore’s Freestate ChalleNGe Academy cadets


Life is a ChalleNGe in many ways. Today’s youth have various life experiences, but in the end, so many of the youth realize the same results; they genuinely want more for themselves.

The Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy gives Maryland’s youth the opportunity to improve their lives by providing quality leadership training and proven methods *=to become successful future leaders. The Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe is a premiere leadership academy. Descriptive words such as Tough, *Demanding, No-Nonsense, Structure, Discipline, and Accomplishment are words that define the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy and lead our teenagers to future success!

The purpose of the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy is to provide Maryland’s teenage community with academic resources, job skills, and life skills training coupled with an emphasis on positive values in a structured environment that will give them hope and opportunity to become productive citizens.

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Our Customer Service Promise

  • Friendly and Courteous: We will be helpful and supportive and have a positive attitude and passion for what we do.
  • Timely and Responsive: We will be proactive, take initiative, and will try to anticipate your needs.
  • Accurate and Consistent: We will always aim for 100% accuracy, and be consistent in how we interpret and implement State policies and procedures.
  • Accessible and Convenient: We will continue to simplify and improve access to information and resources.
  • Truthful and Transparent: We will advance a culture of honesty, clarity, and trust.
  • Resolution: We will inform constituents clearly and concisely and provide assistance in a timely manner.

Eligibility Criteria

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