ChalleNGe Cadets earn college credits
College Credits

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Andy Espinoza, right, a computer instructor at Eastern Wyoming College works with Wyoming Youth ChalleNGe cadet Shawn Monson, 17, of Cheyenne, at the college’s Torrington, Wyo., campus, April 5, 2011. Nine of Wyoming’s cadets passed the GED exam and enrolled in the pilot program for cadets at the college. Cadets are enrolled in computer application courses, study skill classes and vocational education. The Wyoming Youth ChalleNGe Program provides youth at-risk of dropping out, or who have dropped out of high school an opportunity to earn a GED or earn a high school diploma. The program provides life skills, counseling and a regimented environment to help the teenagers. (U.S. Army Photo/1st Lt. Christian Venhuizen)