Proudly Connecting Students to the Workforce Since 2003

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. 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.

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.

Review our Program and Awards Guide for Business


The Challenge Program, Inc. has received support from the following foundations over the years:

  • The Richard K. Mellon Foundation
  • The Robert Y. Moffat Family Charitable Trust
  • PNC Charitable Trust Foundation
  • Benedum Foundation
  • EQT Foundation

Award Categories

The Challenge Program, Inc. awards 10th, 11th and 12th grade students in five categories:

  • Attendance
  • STEM
  • Community Service
  • Academic Improvement
  • Academic Excellence
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Students Reached