Understanding How ChalleNGe Programs Differ

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ChalleNGe programs differ in how closely they resemble military culture.

The ChalleNGe Program is designed to be quasi-military in nature. Its core model balances both military and educational approaches. However, different state programs interpret the quasi-military model differently. Greater emphasis might be placed on the educational aspects of the quasi-military model, or vice versa. Some might even be described as following a strict military model or conversely a predominantly education-focused model.

ChalleNGe Program personnel bring varying experiences to a training session.

Expect training sessions to contain a diverse range of perspectives. Based on the nature of their specific programs, ChalleNGe staff will have different ideas of what exactly the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is all about.

Knowing how ChalleNGe programs differ can help you engage different ChalleNGe staff members and ensure peer learning.

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Understanding Different Participant Interpretations

Learning some basic differences that exist between programs can help you identify the diverse backgrounds of training participants. Easily identifying the nature of a participant’s experience allows you to engage with that participant in the most effective manner possible and encourage the participant to share his/her experience with peers in the classroom.