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A Program for All Students

The Challenge Program, Inc.’s mission is to build sustainable Business/Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. This partnership contributes to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the solid work habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers.

See What We Do

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Connecting Business & Education

We partner with businesses to introduce students to careers in high growth industries.

Paths to Partnership

"One of the biggest challenges for people in the industry is attracting qualified young people. We can get into schools and get exposure,
and at the same time reward the things that are important to both educators and the workforce."
- Shawn Kaufman, Riggs Industries

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Motivation and
Incentive

The Challenge Program, Inc. awards 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with financial incentives in five categories.
  • Attendance
  • STEM
  • Community Service
  • Academic Improvement
  • Academic Excellence

Success Starts Here

Learn how to achieve success in school and in your future career while competing in our five award categories.

"The Challenge Program, Inc. helped me get prepared for job interviews, and it taught me what to expect and how to act.”
-North Hills High School student (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Meet Our Alumni

"I can honestly attribute my amazing 10-year career to The Challenge Program, Inc...I’ve written a bi-weekly since 2006."
- Kayla Pongrac, Community Service Winner, Shade Central High School, PA
Writer, Daily American

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Major Corporate Partner

FTS International

“FTS International is proud to support The Challenge Program, Inc. with its mission to motivate Pennsylvania students to reach their potential. This partnership is aligned with the goals of our corporate responsibility program, which focuses on supporting STEM education initiatives. Beyond monetary contributions, The Challenge Program, Inc. allows us to make a bigger impact by participating in career days and other activities that provide a forum for our professionals to give back to the community directly.”

FTS International

 

Major Corporate Partner

Martin-Baker
The Challenge Starts Here

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See the Impact

 Hear our participating businesses, educators, and students talk about the program.

Find out What our Participants are Saying

"The Challenge Program, Inc., is a wonderful vehicle for both schools and businesses to help bridge the gap between education and the future workforce, our students. The resulting partnership motivates and engages students in a meaningful way for them to strive for continual improvement to reach their ultimate career goals."
Grace Lani
Director of Curriculum and Instruction / Canon McMillan High School
"The Challenge Program, inc., inspires students to give their best to learning. It is added incentive all year round."
Carole Kakabar
Superintendent / Ferndale Area School District
"The awards are great. The awards go to people that aren’t necessarily in the top 10 in academics. TCP recognizes that [academics], but also things that other scholarships do not."
Mario Crocetti
Williams Companies, Inc.
"Winning Most Improved G.P.A. made me cash. It was great and gave me a good reason to keep doing service for the community."
Tyler Doppelheuer
Academic Excellence Award and 3-Time Community Service Award Winner
"One of the biggest challenges for people in the industry is attracting qualified young people. We can get into schools and get exposure, and at the same time reward the things that are important to both educators and the workforce."
Shawn Kaufman
Riggs Industry
“I look at The Challenge Program as business development, in that it provides me with a trained pipeline.”
Diane Lopez