Calyx Castel, Central Cambria High School
Cole Nickolls, Ringgold High School
Jayda Jones, Brownsville Area High School
The Challenge Program, Inc.’s mission is to build sustainable Business/Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. These partnerships contribute to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the solid work habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers.
"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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Meet Our Award Recipients
"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
2018 Crystal Owl Gala
Student of the Year
Creative & Performing Arts High School
MARC USA, Business Partner
Founder, The Challenge Program, Inc.
Chairman, Board of Directors