Challenge Day’s Vision & Mission

Vision

Our vision is that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved and celebrated.

Mission

Challenge Day provides youth and their communities with experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression.


About Challenge Day

Imagine a school where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated. Imagine enemies finding common ground and making peace; friends healing past hurts and making amends; people igniting their passion for service and leadership; adults and youth working together to create a school where everyone is included and thrives. This is Challenge Day.

Challenge Day is an experiential social and emotional learning program for grades 7-12 and offers schools and youth organizations an opportunity to ignite a shift toward greater school connectedness, empathy, and inclusivity. Programs are typically held in gyms or large assembly rooms, feature music and interactive exercises, and are led by two energetic, relatable and highly trained facilitators.

The program goes beyond traditional anti-bullying efforts, building empathy and inspiring a school-wide movement of compassion and positive change. We address some common issues seen in most schools including cliques, gossip, rumors, negative judgments, teasing, harassment, isolation, stereotypes, intolerance, racism, sexism, bullying, violence, suicide, homophobia, hopelessness, apathy, and hidden pressures to create an image, achieve or live up to the expectations of others.

Over the years the whole school will cycle through. Otherwise we will coach you in choosing students across a wide spectrum to include influencers in different cliques to have the widest effect.

To learn more about Challenge Day, please see their website. https://www.challengeday.org/


How to Volunteer

We’re so excited to bring this great program to Valley View! In order to make this event a success we need your help. We need volunteers for September 16th, 17th, & 18th. To sign up you will need to get a background check, you can do that by clicking here and filling out the form. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Tom Misenko, Stephanie Carmack, or Amanda Phillips. Passing a background check is required.  Your contact will supply more details.