The Challenge Program, Inc. is a motivational program for all students grades 10-12 with a mission to motivate students to develop the habits required to succeed in school and in their careers, by building business/education partnerships.
Here's how it works:
The Challenge Program, Inc. connects each school with a local community business partner who sponsors the program in the school for the year.
- During the fall, TCP and your school’s business partner host a virtual kick-off assembly for students to learn about the program, introduce the five award categories and connect academic success to career readiness.
Career Readiness and Workforce Development
Activities such as interviews, presentations, tours, and business partner weeks will be planned for students and educators.
- Students and educators will learn about local career options and the training and/or education required for these jobs.
Through the sponsorship of your business partner, 15 awards are presented to the students each school year.
- 5 seniors, 5 juniors and 5 sophomores from your school will receive a $200 check in their name. Seniors are awarded in the spring. Sophomores and juniors are awarded in the fall.
TCP Award Criteria
This award is given to students with zero absences. If there are no students in a grade with zero absences, students with the least number of absences in accordance with their school’s absentee policy are eligible for the attendance award.
TCP defers policies and criteria for attendance to educators.
The student who is ranked #1 in a high school’s specific curriculum for science, technology, engineering or math (introductory, intermediate, advanced, college or honors).
For an AVTS/CTC, this would be the #1 student in science, technology, engineering or math curriculum (cosmetology, graphic arts, construction, carpentry, IT, healthcare, etc.)
Students who complete community service hours and turn them into their school are eligible for the community service award. Forms must be signed by the organization or individual for whom the service was provided.
The upper 10% of students with the greatest increase in their GPA from the previous year to the current year ending, regardless of their beginning GPA, are eligible for the academic improvement award. This award gives struggling students an opportunity to improve their habits and their grades.
Students in the top 10% with the highest overall GPA from the beginning to the end of the current school term are eligible for the academic excellence award.