The Challenge Program, Inc.'s Newsletter
November 2019



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TCP Welcomes New Major Corporate Partnership!


TCP is excited to welcome a new Major Corporate Partnership with Shell Polymers and Huntington Bank!

“We are excited to work with The Challenge Program and Huntington Bank to bring real world STEM and business examples to students, while helping them build solid habits and attitudes they will need to achieve their goals.”- Joe Minnitte (Shell Polymers)

Proof the Program Works: Students Sound-Off on TCP



Jordan Henderson

Educator – Ringgold HS

“The Challenge Program matters because it provides students with opportunities. It gives them a chance to make a difference.”

Nicholas M.

Student – Penn Cambria HS

“I admire your character as you have all created a program that will help many more students in the future. It personally means a lot to me as I worked hard every day in my classes last year to be the best I could be. Thank you very much for this award.”

Susie Tack Beardsley 

Quality Life Services

“We think TCP is the perfect chance to be good community members. What we found out along the way is that this is also a really great investment because students are the future.”

Student of the Year: The Gift that Keeps on Giving 


With the Student of the Year Competition right around the corner, TCP visited Ringgold HS and sat down with Cole Nickolls, 2019 Student of the Year, and some of his classmates, educators, and the high school principal to talk about the effects Cole and TCP has on the school. TCP also kicked-off the year and filmed the assembly for a special project featuring the students! The full project will be released later this month.

Check out the Teaser Trailer below!

Forbes Hospital/ Allegheny Health Network: Forbes Road CTC

Students at Forbes Road CTC were recently introduced to Dress for Success Pittsburgh thanks to their business partner, Forbes Hospital/Allegheny Health Network. Shawnte Knox, Branch Manager for Dress for Success Pittsburgh, gave a brief presentation to the female health science students about their personal brand. 

The workshop included conversations about what Dress for Success offers to women, where their different offices are located and even included a short game to help students understand unconscious bias and how it can affect woman in the workplace.

Throughout the program students were shown what each recipient of Dress for Success receives when they go to a boutique such as a full interview outfit, accessories, and a lot of confidence. Once an individual accepts a job they can go back to the boutique and pick out more clothes for work like scrubs or other uniforms necessary in the healthcare industry.




Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and is just around the corner. TCP’s campaign is running now through December 3rd. Watch your emails and TCP’s social media for updates and ways to support our campaign this year.

Check out the “TCP Matters” video in honor of Giving Tuesday using the link below.

Amazon Smile

This year when you do your online holiday shopping use Amazon Smile and select The Challenge Program, Inc. as your organization of choice. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to TCP!

TCP wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for our amazing Business Partners, Educators, and Students who support TCP in their communities!

New Schools For 2019/2020

This year TCP welcomed 32 new schools (and counting) which is another record set this year by TCP’s staff! 


Students, Educators, and Businesses can follow us on social media to:

  • Stay up to date on the latest TCP activities
  • See your school/business featured on our page
  • Participate in giveaways, competitions, etc.