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Tuesday, September 9th 2014 -- TCP Orientation 2014: Take The Challenge!

School is back in session for many of our participating high schools, which means it's time to gear up for another season of Orientation assemblies!

This year's Orientation theme is "Take the Challenge." Student volunteers will be participating in a mock interview challenge to demonstrate the types of skills and behaviors that will help to set them apart from other jobseekers. For more on this year's Orientations, visit our Assemblies and Ceremonies page.

Want to know when TCP will be visiting your school this fall? Check out the Events Calendar for a complete list of scheduled schools. The calendar is updated frequently, so if you don't see your school there, be sure to check back in the next few weeks!

Our fall edition of "The Star Report" is now available. Click here to read it.

Finally, be sure to check with us on Twitter and Facebook for Orientation photos and more!


TCP In The News

Challenge Champs
The Tribune Democrat
Sep 24th 2014 [pdf, 1901KB]

Challenge Program at Chartiers Valley
Chartiers Valley High School
Sep 15th 2014 [pdf, 438KB]

New Castle participating in jobs program
New Castle News
Sep 4th 2014 [pdf, 122KB]

Challenge Program Plans Orientation Assemblies
Observer-Reporter
Aug 29th 2014 [pdf, 113KB]

Challenge Program Honors Donors
WTAJ
Aug 12th 2014 [pdf, 673KB]

Williams and Fayette County Businesses Support The Challenge Program, Inc.
Williams in the Northeast
Jul 29th 2014 [pdf, 1381KB]

To The Pointe
Southpointe Today
Jul 14th 2014 [pdf, 414KB]

Community Scrapbook
Tribune Democrat
Jun 29th 2014 [pdf, 528KB]

Community Scrapbook
Tribune Democrat
Jun 22nd 2014 [pdf, 469KB]

Davison Partners with TCP to Recognize Stellar Achievments
Davison.com
Jun 13th 2014 [pdf, 248KB]

Challenge Program honors Indiana students
Indiana Gazette
Jun 6th 2014 [pdf, 137KB]

Homer-Center students win Challenge Awards
Indiana Gazette
Jun 5th 2014 [pdf, 141KB]

School wins STEM and service excellence grants
Indiana Gazette
Jun 2nd 2014 [pdf, 141KB]

Community Scrapbook
Tribune Democrat
Jun 1st 2014 [png, 1150KB]

Quality Life wins with school effort
Butler Eagle
Apr 26th 2014 [pdf, 391KB]

North School News - North Hills
Post Gazette
Apr 22nd 2014 [pdf, 68KB]

North Hills HS Principal Named Educator of the Year
North Hills School District
Apr 22nd 2014 [pdf, 350KB]

Challenge Program will honor Portage Area Superintendent
Tribune Democrat
Apr 22nd 2014 [pdf, 427KB]

Delk Named PA Challenge Program Student of the Year
Freeport Area School District Headlines
Mar 24th 2014 [pdf, 336KB]

Freeport student rises to The Challenge
TribLIVE
Mar 14th 2014 [pdf, 134KB]

Chaney STEM students earn performance awards
Vindy.com
Feb 10th 2014 [pdf, 346KB]

Moose donation for Windber High School
Daily American
Feb 3rd 2014 [pdf, 597KB]

HCHS students taking self-improvement challenge
Harrison News-Herald
Feb 1st 2014 [jpg, 1088KB]

The Challenge Program, Inc. to kick off program at HC High School
Harrison News-Herald
Jan 29th 2014 [pdf, 373KB]

The Challenge Program Partners with Businesses to Motivate Students In, Out of Classroom
Ohio Gas & Oil News
Jan 21st 2014 [pdf, 139KB]

Challenge Program at Forest Hills High School
Tribune Democrat
Jan 12th 2014 [pdf, 697KB]

Challenge Program at Baldwin High School
Baldwin High School Highlights
Jan 8th 2014 [pdf, 435KB]

Challenge Program at Bishop McCort High School
Tribune Democrat
Jan 5th 2014 [pdf, 859KB]

Challenge Program Kicks Off Program at Monessen High School
Union-Finley Messenger
Nov 30th 2013 [pdf, 357KB]

Community Scrapbook: Richland & Conemaugh Valley
Tribune Democrat
Nov 24th 2013 [pdf, 1049KB]

Community Scrapbook: Central Cambria & Ferndale
Tribune Democrat
Nov 24th 2013 [pdf, 1111KB]

Challenge Program Kicks Off
Altoona Mirror
Nov 23rd 2013 [pdf, 1189KB]

TCP Awards Checks at Altoona Area HS
Altoona Mirror
Nov 23rd 2013 [pdf, 721KB]

TCP kicks off at Jefferson Morgan
Observer-Reporter
Nov 7th 2013 [pdf, 862KB]

TCP at Mapletown High School
Observer-Reporter
Oct 17th 2013 [pdf, 790KB]

Carmichaels High School Participates in TCP
Observer-Reporter
Oct 10th 2013 [pdf, 911KB]

Greene County CTC Participates in TCP
Observer-Reporter
Oct 9th 2013 [pdf, 822KB]

Orientation kicks of Challenge Program
Indiana Gazette
Sep 5th 2013 [pdf, 446KB]

April News
The Challenge Program
Apr 1st 2013 [pdf, 77KB]

TCP Winter Newsletter
The Challenge Program
Feb 29th 2012 [pdf, 354KB]

Ligonier Valley Students, gas driller pair up to meet 'The Challenge'
Trib Live
Feb 16th 2012 [pdf, 1113KB]

The Holiday Newsletter
The Challenge Program
Feb 8th 2012 [pdf, 277KB]

Challenging the Dropout Crisis
West Virginia Executive (Article by: Mary Dreliszak)
Dec 7th 2011 [pdf, 441KB]

GW joins program to help prep strudents for jobs
Charleston Daily
Dec 1st 2011 [pdf, 824KB]

Challenge Program Unites Businesses, NonProfits, Applauding Achievements
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Nov 6th 2011 [pdf, 980KB]

Students Challenged to be 'In it to Win it'
Daily American
Oct 25th 2011 [pdf, 1808KB]

Rewarding volunteerism
Tribune Democrat
Feb 27th 2011 [pdf, 375KB]

Challenge Program lands $51G grant
Tribune Democrat
Feb 26th 2011 [pdf, 374KB]

Walmart donates money to student incentive program
Daily American
Feb 26th 2011 [pdf, 141KB]

Walmart donates to Challenge Program
Daily American
Feb 25th 2011 [pdf, 274KB]

Challenge Program Gets Big Grand
WTAJ
Feb 25th 2011 [pdf, 215KB]

Official: Challenge Program improves lives of students
Tribune Democrat
Feb 13th 2011 [pdf, 194KB]

Program offers cash for grades, attendance
Newsandsentinel
Feb 2nd 2011 [pdf, 22KB]

Students Challenged
WTAP News
Feb 2nd 2011 [pdf, 20KB]

Schs students eligible for cash awards
South Charleston High School Newsletter
Feb 1st 2011 [pdf, 938KB]

Learning life skills
Tribune Democrat
Jan 31st 2011 [pdf, 282KB]

Program rewards hardworking students
Tribune Democrat
Jan 30th 2011 [pdf, 257KB]

Challenge Program offers high school students cash rewards
Kanawha Valley Neighbors
Jan 26th 2011 [pdf, 1131KB]

Fisher reflects on her connection with Challenge program
Daily American
Jan 17th 2011 [pdf, 36KB]

Businessman supports focus on academics
Tribune Democrat
Jan 16th 2011 [pdf, 213KB]

Challenge Program's mission is to motivate students
Daily American
Jan 15th 2011 [pdf, 36KB]

Program teaches perseverance
Tribune Democrat
Jan 9th 2011 [pdf, 263KB]

Nonprofit, businesses to motivate Wilkinsburg students
Tribune Review
Dec 29th 2010 [pdf, 35KB]

Community service a highlight of the program
Tribune Democrat
Nov 28th 2010 [pdf, 170KB]

NGK Challenges Students
WCHS Radio 58
Nov 5th 2010 [pdf, 25KB]

Up For The Challenge
Tribune Democrat
Nov 5th 2010 [pdf, 127KB]

Ceo praises program for community service
Tribune Democrat
Oct 31st 2010 [pdf, 215KB]

Fayette Vo-Tech Students Challenged
Daily Courier
Oct 12th 2010 [pdf, 285KB]

The Challenge Program Inc. rewards outstanding students
Mountaineer-Herald
Oct 7th 2010 [pdf, 611KB]

Sharing his success at home is key
Pittsburgh Educator
Oct 1st 2010 [pdf, 300KB]

Strongest Man introduces B-UHS students to new rewards program
The Record Delta
Sep 27th 2010 [pdf, 13KB]

Lewis County High School Joins The Challenge Program
WBOY
Sep 23rd 2010 [pdf, 407KB]

Hospital supports student program
Tribune Democrat
Aug 1st 2010 [pdf, 79KB]

High school student starts a nonprofit
Tribune Democrat
Jul 10th 2010 [pdf, 269KB]

Challenge Program Winners Announced!
Riverside High School Website
Jul 1st 2010 [pdf, 1033KB]

The Challenge Program (Tyrone High School Awards)
Daily Herald
Jun 24th 2010 [pdf, 357KB]

Program helps build careers
Tribune Democrat
Jun 20th 2010 [pdf, 101KB]

School news
Observer Reporter
Jun 20th 2010 [pdf, 38KB]

BG students recognized by Challenge Program
Altoona Mirror
Jun 19th 2010 [pdf, 216KB]

The Turkeyfoot Valley Area School District has named its yearly award winners
Daily American
Jun 11th 2010 [pdf, 38KB]

Shanksville-Stonycreek honors students
Daily American
Jun 8th 2010 [pdf, 27KB]

Shade-Central City gives student awards
Daily American
Jun 8th 2010 [pdf, 30KB]

WINDBER AREA HIGH SCHOOL presents awards
Daily American
Jun 5th 2010 [pdf, 36KB]

BBHS STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS PROGRAM
Daily American
Jun 5th 2010 [pdf, 30KB]

Challenge Program Encourages Academic Success at Latrobe Senior High School
Seton Hill University Media Relations
Jun 3rd 2010 [pdf, 181KB]

TCP - The Challenge Program/Pittsburgh City Schools (Page 7-8)
The Rhino's Charge
Jun 1st 2010 [pdf, 3513KB]

Check For Challenge
Tribune Democrat
Apr 25th 2010 [pdf, 133KB]

Students market themselves technologically
Tribune Democraft
Apr 25th 2010 [pdf, 127KB]

The Challenge Program (Progress 2010)
Tribune Democrat
Apr 25th 2010 [pdf, 54KB]

'We're still learning'
Tribune Democrat
Apr 18th 2010 [pdf, 406KB]

Program rewards students
Tribune Democrat
Apr 4th 2010 [pdf, 149KB]

Newark High School Branch
Capital Ideas
Apr 1st 2010 [pdf, 1026KB]

Program provides incentive for student
Tribune Democrat
Mar 21st 2010 [pdf, 154KB]

Sponsor lauds program's goal
of giving back

Tribune Democrat
Feb 21st 2010 [pdf, 159KB]

Program offers students work-related lessons
Observer Reporter
Jan 13th 2010 [pdf, 34KB]

Program is incentive for attendance champ
Tribune Democrat
Jan 10th 2010 [pdf, 179KB]

"The Challenge Program" and "LCFU Opens State's First In-School Credit Union Branch"
Capital Ideas
Jan 1st 2010 [pdf, 715KB]

Program motivates Johnstown students
Tribune Democrat
Dec 20th 2009 [pdf, 178KB]

Students' efforts earn Challenge Program rewards
Tribune Democrat
Dec 17th 2009 [pdf, 170KB]

American Eagle Paper Mills sponsors Challenge Program Inc. at TAHS
Altoona Mirror
Dec 9th 2009 [pdf, 128KB]

Program's rewards go beyond academic
Tribune Democrat
Nov 29th 2009 [pdf, 242KB]

Ridge students compete for dollars
Bedford Gazette
Nov 19th 2009 [pdf, 164KB]

Managing time leads to success
Tribune Democrat
Nov 8th 2009 [pdf, 224KB]

Sowing seeds of success
Tribune Democrat
Oct 25th 2009 [pdf, 191KB]

Program challenges students
Tribune Democrat
Oct 4th 2009 [pdf, 363KB]

Sparking Student Advancement in Westmont
Tribune Democrat
Sep 20th 2009 [pdf, 181KB]

Sparking Student Advancement in Westmont
Tribune Democrat
Sep 18th 2009 [pdf, 181KB]

Program offers opportunity to all students
Tribune Democrat
Aug 23rd 2009 [pdf, 274KB]

Addressing Work-force Needs
Tribune Democrat
Aug 9th 2009 [pdf, 204KB]

The Challenge Program
Washington County Business Journal
Jul 30th 2009 [pdf, 376KB]

Student follows in footsteps of sister
Tribune Democrat
Jul 19th 2009 [pdf, 126KB]

School encourages student volunteerism
Tribune Democrat
Jul 5th 2009 [pdf, 118KB]

Students earn awards through 'Challenge'
Tribune Review
Jun 22nd 2009 [pdf, 103KB]

Program helps student attend camp for filmmakers
Tribune Democrat
Jun 21st 2009 [pdf, 124KB]

Challenge Progran Encourages Academic Success at Greensburg Central Catholic
Seton Hill University
Jun 15th 2009 [pdf, 148KB]

Summer 2009 E-newsletter
The Challenge Program, Inc.
Jun 11th 2009 [pdf, 328KB]

Challenge Program motivates students
Tribune Democrat
Jun 7th 2009 [pdf, 229KB]

'This is our future'
Tribune Democrat
May 31st 2009 [pdf, 207KB]

Challenged to succeed
Tribune Democrat
May 28th 2009 [pdf, 300KB]

Jobs of tomorrow don't exist today
Tribune Democrat
May 10th 2009 [pdf, 247KB]

Program Honorees
Tribune Democrat
May 6th 2009 [pdf, 158KB]

The Challenge
Johnstown Magazine
May 5th 2009 [pdf, 79KB]

Challenge Program making a difference
Tribune Democrat
Apr 26th 2009 [pdf, 320KB]

Golden Owl Advertisement
Tribune Democrat
Apr 6th 2009 [pdf, 103KB]

Zamias Family Honored for Community Service

Apr 3rd 2009 [pdf, 15KB]

Challenge Program 'win-win' situation for students, employers
Tribune Democrat
Mar 29th 2009 [pdf, 133KB]

Conemaugh gears program at high school level
Tribune Democrat
Mar 22nd 2009 [pdf, 158KB]

McCort students go beyond requirements
Tribune Democrat
Mar 8th 2009 [pdf, 495KB]

TCP E-Newsletter 1.1
The Challenge Program, Inc.
Feb 27th 2009 [pdf, 397KB]

Gaining a gateway into future
Tribune Democrat
Feb 1st 2009 [pdf, 642KB]

Challenge Program nudges $1M mark
Tribune Democrat
Jan 11th 2009 [pdf, 113KB]

Program offers incentive for hard work by students
Tribune Democrat
Dec 28th 2008 [pdf, 162KB]

Business ambassador embraces positives of Challenge Program
Tribune Democrat
Dec 14th 2008 [pdf, 304KB]

Exec supports goals of Challenge Program
Tribune Democrat
Nov 16th 2008 [pdf, 236KB]

Student incentive programs expected to pay dividends
Tribune Review
Oct 26th 2008 [pdf, 180KB]

Challenge Program orientation assembly at Shade
Daily American
Oct 23rd 2008 [pdf, 251KB]

Connecting with kids
Tribune Democrat
Oct 19th 2008 [pdf, 143KB]

Program award winner to lead advisory board
Tribune Democrat
Oct 5th 2008 [pdf, 181KB]

Program winner to attend presidential inauguration
Tribune Democrat
Sep 7th 2008 [pdf, 109KB]

Dover Federal sponsors Challenge Program
Delaware Business Ledger
Sep 5th 2008 [pdf, 128KB]

Honing his craft: Play's the thing for student performing community service
Tribune Democrat
Aug 24th 2008 [pdf, 289KB]

Challenge Program awards announced
Herald Standard
Aug 18th 2008 [pdf, 137KB]

Program offers incentive for good grades
Tribune Democrat
Aug 10th 2008 [pdf, 159KB]

Laurel Valley junior sets mark for success
Tribune Democrat
Aug 3rd 2008 [pdf, 196KB]

Hastings Holds Challenge Program Awards Ceremony
ACRP Kids
Aug 1st 2008 [pdf, 102KB]

Community-minded student lauded by Challenge Program
Tribune Democrat
Jul 28th 2008 [pdf, 98KB]

'Do what you want to do'
Tribune Democrat
Jun 23rd 2008 [pdf, 293KB]

'School work is always No. 1'
Tribune Democrat
Jun 2nd 2008 [pdf, 141KB]

Stepping up to the challenge
Daily Courier
May 28th 2008 [pdf, 488KB]

High schoolers up to Challenge
Delaware State News
May 16th 2008 [pdf, 386KB]

Her goal is to be 'servant for God'
Tribune Democrat
May 12th 2008 [pdf, 248KB]

Washington and Greene County Businesses Support The Challenge Program
Observer Reporter
May 10th 2008 [pdf, 216KB]

Teen's community work lauded
Tribune Democrat
May 5th 2008 [pdf, 80KB]

Businesses offer incentives for Fayette, Westmoreland students
Tribune Review
Apr 25th 2008 [pdf, 207KB]

Success story: Sheetz executive discusses company's history
Tribune Democrat
Mar 14th 2008 [pdf, 179KB]

'Handyman' also is award winner
Tribune Democrat
Mar 9th 2008 [pdf, 195KB]

Challenge Program honoree excels in, out of classroom
Tribune Democrat
Feb 18th 2008 [pdf, 258KB]

Student's letter was a springboard
Tribune Democrat
Feb 4th 2008 [pdf, 143KB]

Foundation makes grant to Challenge Program
Herald Standard
Jan 27th 2008 [pdf, 193KB]

Investing in the future
Tribune Democrat
Jan 21st 2008 [pdf, 480KB]

Support given to Challenge program
Daily Courier
Jan 3rd 2008 [pdf, 159KB]

Student volunteer praised
Tribune Democrat
Dec 24th 2007 [pdf, 126KB]

Challenge Program is growing
Tribune Democrat
Dec 10th 2007 [pdf, 291KB]

Entrepreneurs 'challenge' students to achieve
The Ligonier Echo
Dec 8th 2007 [pdf, 265KB]

Karns City offering academic challenge
Leader Times
Dec 3rd 2007 [pdf, 192KB]

Community Recognition - Challenge Program Awards
Hilltopper Highlights
Dec 1st 2007 [pdf, 110KB]

Paying it Forward: Making an Investment in Area Youth
The Business Report
Dec 1st 2007 [pdf, 305KB]

Cold, hard cash for students
Delco Times
Nov 28th 2007 [pdf, 307KB]

Hollidaysburg students 'challenged' again
Altoona Mirror
Nov 22nd 2007 [pdf, 165KB]

KCHS Rewards students in cash
Butler Eagle
Nov 20th 2007 [pdf, 73KB]

Care Homes Sponsor KCHS Challenge
The Bedford County Radio Network
Nov 19th 2007 [pdf, 88KB]

The Challenge Program's message is spreading across Pennsylvania
Tribune Democrat
Nov 9th 2007 [pdf, 127KB]

Practical experience
Tribune Democrat
Nov 2nd 2007 [pdf, 165KB]

Drain-no: The Challenge Program aims to keep the best and brightest here
Tribune Democrat
Nov 1st 2007 [pdf, 357KB]

Series highlights local opportunities
Tribune Democrat
Oct 26th 2007 [pdf, 113KB]

Assembly held about incentive program
Herald Standard
Oct 21st 2007 [pdf, 171KB]

Student believes in volunteering
Tribune Democrat
Oct 19th 2007 [pdf, 89KB]

Peabody graduate challenges high achievers with cash offer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Oct 16th 2007 [pdf, 176KB]

Challenge Program motivates students
The Indiana Gazette
Oct 12th 2007 [pdf, 176KB]

Challenge Program introduced
The Indiana Gazette
Oct 12th 2007 [pdf, 95KB]

McCort student lauded for service
Tribune Democrat
Oct 12th 2007 [pdf, 82KB]

Good Schoolwork Rewarded
Tribune Democrat
Oct 5th 2007 [pdf, 162KB]

Local students eligible for awards
Daily Courier
Oct 1st 2007 [pdf, 129KB]

Program offers cash awards to motivate high school students
Herald Standard
Sep 30th 2007 [pdf, 414KB]

'Torchbearers' lecture series starts tonight
Tribune Democrat
Sep 27th 2007 [pdf, 87KB]

Torchbearers - Regional Success Stories - A Lecture Series
Tribune Democrat
Sep 23rd 2007 [pdf, 163KB]

Students offered a challenge
Daily Courier
Sep 22nd 2007 [pdf, 131KB]

Lecture to emphasize success stories
Our Town
Sep 20th 2007 [pdf, 180KB]

Speaker ties schools to business
Leader Times
Sep 8th 2007 [pdf, 228KB]

Teens spend summer in community-building projects
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Aug 26th 2007 [pdf, 415KB]

Challenge Program honors students
The Indiana Gazette
Aug 25th 2007 [pdf, 255KB]

Challenge Program honors kids
Our Town
Aug 23rd 2007 [pdf, 110KB]

Challenge program honors students
Daily Courier
Aug 21st 2007 [pdf, 134KB]

No Challenge too big for California kids
Observer Reporter
Jul 25th 2007 [pdf, 234KB]

Program aims to stop 'brain drain'
Tribune Review
Jul 15th 2007 [pdf, 203KB]

The Challenge Program - Incentives for success
Washington County Business Journal
Jun 28th 2007 [pdf, 157KB]

Progeny owner takes on hiring challenges with 'Challenge Program'
Observer Reporter
Jun 4th 2007 [pdf, 183KB]

Speaker at networking event out of this world
Tribune Democrat
May 28th 2007 [pdf, 194KB]

Money serves to 'Challenge' area students
Altoona Mirror
May 19th 2007 [pdf, 316KB]

New program offers students cash awards
Observer Reporter
Dec 9th 2006 [pdf, 158KB]

Challenge Program motivates AAHS students to perform well
Altoona Area School District Chalkboard
Dec 1st 2006 [pdf, 142KB]

Business ambassadors help expand program
Daily Courier
Nov 28th 2006 [pdf, 164KB]

Up to The Challenge
Tribune Review
Oct 29th 2006 [pdf, 255KB]

Bentworth High students eligible for cash incentives
Observer Reporter
Oct 20th 2006 [pdf, 128KB]

Program moves into Fayette schools to build bridge between businesses and students
Herald Standard
Oct 16th 2006 [pdf, 592KB]

Program Obtains Funding
Herald Standard
Aug 17th 2006 [pdf, 89KB]

Local students eligible for cash awards
Daily Courier
Aug 16th 2006 [pdf, 187KB]

Challenge Program
Johnstown Magazine
Jun 1st 2006 [pdf, 1655KB]

Program rewards students
Tribune Democrat
May 30th 2006 [pdf, 145KB]

Students get cash incentives
Tribune Democrat
Apr 17th 2006 [pdf, 131KB]

Grad Had Perfect Attendance
Tribune Democrat
Jul 6th 2005 [pdf, 143KB]

Portage Area HS participates in Challenge Program
Tribune Democrat
Feb 16th 2005 [pdf, 179KB]

Challenge Program presented at NCHS
Star Courier
Jan 26th 2005 [pdf, 220KB]

Success Story - Businessman challenges students
Tribune Democrat
Oct 17th 2004 [pdf, 286KB]

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