Global/SFC has been a proud partner of The Challenge Program, Inc. for the last 10 years. As a business in the manufacturing sector especially, we understand the need for skilled individuals entering the workforce today.
We also understand that tight educational budgets may make it difficult to expose students to the various careers available in today’s market. The Challenge Program has found a way to address both of these issues while benefiting community employers and students. We feel fortunate to be partnered with such a positive and pioneering organization.
We always enjoy our visits with the students and faculty of Turkeyfoot and we look forward to many more years of continued support and partnership.
At McLanahan Corporation, we seek out sponsorship opportunities that are of value to our community and the people here; as far as I am concerned there is no greater investment to make than in support of education.
Our five year partnership with The Challenge Program, Inc. allows us to invest in the students of today to create a skilled and motivated workforce of tomorrow.”
Shallenberger Construction and its affiliates are honored to take part in The Challenge Program, Inc. and show our support. It is important to establish those ties with the local youths and show them that we care about the assets that are crucial in their development as students, future professionals and most importantly, becoming quality human beings. We look forward to supporting the program for many years to come.
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is proud to sponsor career readiness programs at the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, especially The Challenge Program, Inc. The five core areas (Academic Excellence, Academic Improvement, STEM, Attendance, and Community Service) developed by the Program personify the hard working men and woman throughout the oil & gas industry.
Over the last five years this partnership has created the most unique pathway for Cabot’s employees to interact with, motivate and reward students who demonstrate the skill sets required to succeed in school and in their future careers.
Williams fully supports The Challenge Program, Inc.’s mission, and we share commitment to encouraging students to perform their best academically and become active volunteers in the community where they live.
As a five-year sponsor of The Challenge Program, Inc. at Connellsville Area Career & Technology Center, Williams has raised awareness about the types of career opportunities available – especially locally – in engineering and technology.
When we encourage and promote education as a community, we are preparing students for the world of tomorrow, while making our community competitive and relevant.
Our company has supported The Challenge Program, Inc. for five years because of the partnering force of Business and Education coming together to help students with their careers as they enter the workforce and encouraging them to develop solid work habits required in their schooling and future working careers.
Our common objective is to develop a skilled workforce and motivate these young people to achieve their future goals in life.
You gave me the extra boost to get it together and step-up to become a better student. You are a big part of why I am graduating and you made me push myself to do something I thought I couldn’t do. I will always be grateful for what you did.
Without this program, many students would not be acknowledged for all of their hard work in both their learning environment as well as the community. I am beyond grateful for this award and I do not know what school districts would do without programs like this.
It was great to see my efforts to improve noted by the teachers, and then to get rewarded for the effort on top of that was amazing.
The thing I most appreciate is that among the awards you give, there is one for improvement. Some of my friends get frustrated by those who win, but my friends are missing the point. EVERYONE needs help, not just the students at the top. I appreciate that you get that.
It is noble to invest in a program designed to encourage higher achievement for a generation that seems to need encouragement more than ever. I received the service award, but it is you and your company that are doing a great service to my generation. You are providing some motivation to exceed the status quo for an age group in which many, sadly, do not realize the importance of hard work and achievement.
Your program has the impact of improving the future of so many. Not only are you inspiring the much needed revitalization of work ethic, but you are providing aid for the financing of our future aspirations.
Thank you so much for all you have done for me and my peers.
This year was the first year for The Challenge Program, Inc. [at my school]…I did understand the message. I realized this group of people cared about the future of the students at my school and wanted to challenge us to do the best and be the best we can be.
I took that message and ran with it, working hard in all my classes to achieve academic success.
I had a feeling I could win, and I had worked so hard that I knew I was already a winner in everyone’s book! The Challenge Program really inspired me to help people, and I urge everyone to get involved with your local VFD–especially Pine Twp VFC–because our departments are small and we all really need your help right now!
The Challenge Program, Inc. taught me the value of community engagement and collaboration. Being a part of the Challenge Program, Inc. Student Advisory Board taught me how to work with others to achieve big-picture results.
I know I would not be here without my stand-out work ethic that I developed while working with The Challenge Program, Inc. in high school.
I recall the days when I complained about having an additional responsibility added to my list when The Challenge Program started!
What a mistake! The impact here is remarkable……..our kids have really caught on and appreciate the chance to be recognized for being good at something and doing their best.
By participating in this program we have been able to honor fifteen students for their successful character that will lead to success in the workplace. Making the connection between attitude and performance during school with success after high school is a goal we share. We are so grateful for this opportunity and hope that the partnership can continue in the future.
Thank you for coordinating The Challenge Program for the students of the class of 2016 at Williamsburg High School. Many of our students work hard to be eligible to win these awards. I am looking forward to working with you during 2016/17 school year.
I am proud to say The Challenge Program has played a significant role in our efforts in developing young adults who are prepared for college and/or the workforce.
The generous contribution through Jendoco [Construction Company] in conjunction with The Challenge Program, has made this ceremony a worthwhile community event. We look forward to a continued partnership in the years ahead.
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.
The Challenge Program is a win-win endeavor that provides a chance of rewards to all students regardless of their economic status or academic abilities. Every student can be a winner!