About the Fort Polk Area

Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program

YCP is a highly structured military style program, with 24 hour a day supervision, where students will learn about self-discipline, leadership, and responsibility. The program encourages teamwork, personal growth, and development through eight core components: academic excellence, life coping skills, job skills, responsible citizenship, leadership, community service, physical fitness, and health/hygiene. 

Gardening in Louisiana

By Kimberly Wallis Whether you prefer fresh cut flowers displayed on the windowsill or cooking with vegetables you grew yourself, Louisiana’s long growing season will be perfect for you! Either…