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. 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.

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Connecting Business & Education

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

"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

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 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

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