The Challenge Program, Inc. contributes to workforce and economic development by connecting business and education to achieve a common objective: the development of a skilled and motivated future workforce.
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 skill sets required to succeed in school and in their future careers.
The Challenge Program, Inc. carries out its mission of building Business/Education partnerships and motivating high school students through in-school assemblies and ceremonies, and communication between businesses, educators, students.
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The Challenge Program, Inc. awards 10th, 11th and 12th grade students in five categories:
The impact The Challenge Program, Inc. has on the lives of high school students can be read in the countless letters we receive from our award winners. In addition to these testimonials, we receive feedback from high school students and educators participating in the program through an online survey.
Surveyed students agreed that TCP meets its goals in motivating students to..
“The Challenge Program makes me want to come to school.”
“Competing for STEM has improved my problem solving skills, math skills and technology skills.”
Contribution to Communities = $348,246.50 (based on $7.25/hr.
“As I saw my peers win Awards, I was disappointed. I wanted to win academic improvement; I knew I was capable of getting my act together.”
“I have spent much more time trying to attain perfect grades for college and for awards.”
“TCP effectively raises awareness about our company and its career opportunities.”
“TCP meets its goals in educating students about career opportunities in their communities.”
“TCP meets its goals in motivating students to compete for all the award categories.”