Our vision is that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved and celebrated.
The Challenge Day mission is to provide youth and their communities with experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth, and full expression.
Since 1987, Challenge Day has provided youth, adults and communities with programs that break down societal's barriers and demonstrate what is possible through love and connection.
Made popular in 2005 during "Oprah's High School Challenge," our program has impacted over 1 million youth and adults since being founded.
We offer these award-winning programs:
CHALLENGE DAY: The Challenge Day Program and Assembly Programs are day-long experiential and engaging workshops that are available in middle and high schools, communities and corporations.
BE THE CHANGE WORKSHOPS: 3-day personal growth workshops for individual adults and teens ready to take their lives to the next level.
MORE DETAILS: Schools around the nation, regardless of demographic factors, face similar problems in varying degrees. There is violence between teens and against girls, bullying, eating disorders and substance abuse, to name but a few. Challenge Day helps teens figure out how to connect with each other through experiencing a range of emotions and sharing the truth about who they are with one another during the day-long workshop. This connects teens and helps them understand that they do not have to participate in violence and bullying but can accept each other and stand together on common ground. In a 2011 survey, a high majority of school administrators and counselors agreed that bullying and teasing had decreased (68.25%) and that the school climate felt more positive (76.98%) after their Challenge Day programs.
Challenge Day’s model focuses on helping people connect with one another on a human level through teaching personal growth exercises
and skills and providing new communication models. This means that regardless of your age, gender, sexual orientation, family style, educational background, religion or other factors - people can connect if given the right tools for communication and connection in a safe and trusting environment. Challenge Day provides this environment
through its skilled leaders that facilitate the exercises and communication
models between individuals and groups. The leaders have been trained through a "train the trainer" model, so that motivated people, committed to personal growth, could learn to become leaders through the Challenge Day curriculum.