|Lena Illig at the 9th Annual ChalleNGe|
Champions Gala in Washington, D.C.
Photo by Johnny Bivera
Lena's goal is to become an Alaska State Trooper. She credits the Alaska Youth Military Academy with helping her get back on track and into college. In addition to pursuing a degree in Justice, Lena also volunteers with Standing Together Against Rape (STAR), Planned Parenthood, and the Anchorage Police Department Auxiliary Search Team.
The National Guard Youth Foundation provides programs and assistance across the country for youth who have dropped out of school.