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National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program helping our country’s high school dropouts

Posted: September 17, 2012 at 11:13 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

COL (Ret) Jim R. TINKHAM, Executive Director of the National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF), has championed the effort for over seven years to make the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program recognized as the premiere program helping our country’s high school dropouts and joins Enterprise Radio.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest COL (Ret) Jim R. TINKHAM discuss the following:

  • For the benefit of our listeners, tell us about the National Guard Youth Foundation.
  • You have an event scheduled in Los Angeles, on September 29, for the inaugural California ChalleNGe Champions Gala. Share some information with us about this cause?
  • What are some notable successes your organization has achieved?
  • How does the National Guard Youth Foundation raise awareness of the growing dropout crisis and its impact on our society, economy and national security?
  • How can people help your organization or volunteer to aid at-risk adolescents?

Duration: 10:20

About the National Guard Youth Foundation

The mission of the National Guard Youth Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is to advocate for and support the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. The Foundation provides scholarships, facilitates internship and job opportunities for graduates of the ChalleNGe Program, and fosters program awareness to promote the success of the ChalleNGe Program. The Foundation also works to raise awareness of the growing dropout crisis and its impact on our society, economy and national security. For more information about the National Guard Youth Foundation, please visit www.ngyf.org.

COL (Ret) JAMES R. TINKHAM, Executive Director of the National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF) has a wealth of experience in financial management, budgeting, logistics and human resource management.  Over the last seven years, he has championed the effort to make the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program recognized as the premiere program helping our country’s high school dropouts turn their lives around and become productive citizens.  Because of his leadership, the Foundation has expanded its staff, implemented a robust scholarship program and an internship program for graduates of the National Guard Youth Foundation and has significantly increased its annual donor, sponsorship and grant programs.

Related Web Site: www.ngyf.org

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