Challenge Day is a

Daylong Experiential Workshop for 7th-12th Graders

Participants experience powerful love and belonging, connect across lines of difference and move toward creating the culture they want in their school.  


Schools Served

Through the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa.



Of learning, teaching, and building community with you. 


Students & Adults

Our workshop crosses lines of political, religious, or idealogical difference.

“I'm not kidding when I say it. This is how we change the world.”
Oprah Winfrey

Combat Loneliness

76% of students reported feeling less alone after participating in a Challenge Day *

* Source: 2022 Impact Student Survey

"As a teacher, you get to create an emotional connection with them that leads to more effective communication. It builds trust into the relationship, and that's a foundation you can build on."
Ana DeRoos

Oakland School for the Arts

I watched miracles happening that day and every year since. The bully himself was in the room, and he got up and said, 'I'm sorry. From now on, I'll be your friend."
Mimi Sorg

Westbrook High School


Build True Connection Across Lines of Difference

63% of pupils felt better connected to their school's peers and adults after the day.*

* Source: 2022 Impact Student Survey

"Vulnerability is the cornerstone of growth and resilience. It allows people to see who you are, and it opens you up to connect with others in a truly authentic way."
Sharon Harris

Chief Marketing Officer - Jellyfish

"We have been able to create in - school programs that reduce stigma. We now have a 'Random Acts of Kindness' club and a Social and Emotional Learning task force in place."
Richard Prinz

Monta Vista High School


Students Experience their Power to Affect Change

After a Challenge Day 69% of Students felt empowered to create change at their schools, community and/or the world.*

* Source: 2022 Impact Student Survey

"Torn social fabrics get mended; isolation is replaced with strengthened identities and connected communities. Sharing vulnerabilities unlocks emotional strength."
David Heron

Class Dojo

"The muscle memory is deep on ChallengeDay. It stays with you. The result is that the empathy that the Challenge Day experience creates is dramatically expanded."
Catherine Brechtelsbauer

Jackson County School District

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