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COVID-19 Response and Re-opening

This is a moment of extraordinary transition for the US (and the world at large). Re-opening the economy, and our schools, will involve decisions based on incomplete and changing information that must be made in an uncertain environment. This document is an effort to outline our organization’s safety protocol expectations and our COVID-19 response as […]

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Derek Chauvin Trial Statement – A Call for Compassion, Peace and Resiliency

  Today jurors found Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter charges for George Floyd’s death. Challenge Day stands in solidarity with his family and our communities in celebration of George Floyd’s life and a heart so big that it sparked communities around the world towards collective action for social justice. This is a time […]

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Sustainability Workshop for Parents

MARCH 23, 2021 @ 6:00 – 7:30PM PST Take some time for you Practice resilience and self-compassion Build community Tools for stress management Decompress from day to day stress Below are some important details: Please log in 5-10 minutes early to ensure there are no technical difficulties and so we can start right on time. […]

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SustainableU – Workshop for College Orgs & Greek Life

February 23, 2021 –  3:00-5:30PM PST Why attend? Decompress: Take a break from finals and studying, take some time for you. Gain Tools for Sustainability: Mindfulness and Meditation, self-care practices, knowledge is power. Gain Community: A place of support, sense of less isolation, become aware of what’s going on for others.  This year has been overwhelming, […]

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SustainableU-Workshop for College Students

DECEMBER 8, 2020 –  5:00-7:30PM PST Why attend? Decompress: Take a break from finals and studying, take some time for you. Gain Tools for Sustainability: Mindfulness and Meditation, self-care practices, knowledge is power. Gain Community: A place of support, sense of less isolation, become aware of what’s going on for others.  This year has been overwhelming, […]

Facilitator Kevin Synarski congratulates a volunteer on “getting weird” and building morale in a team-building activity during a Challenge Day event Nov. 4, 2019 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Challenge Day helps people learn to recognize internal and external social and emotional issues and pressures. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Erica Blanton)

Airmen Immersed in Resiliency at Challenge Day Event

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Hello! My name is Erica, and if you really knew me, you’d know that I’ve been going through a lot lately. Depression, anxiety, weight gain (and not a lot of weight loss), three new jobs in one new town, and a pretty devastating haircut (I don’t know who needs […]

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Join Challenge Day Alliance and fill out volunteer form. We will reach out to you. We are looking for the following: Alliance Committee Board Member Social Media Team Recruitment Team for Programs Fundraising Team Crowdfunding – Peer to Peer Captains CD HOUR Planning Team Giving Tuesday Team Marketing […]

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EK Challenge Day: Change through understanding

Challenge Day and our incredible leaders Roanna and Sealoyd were recently featured at East Kentwood High School. Thank you, Roanna and Sealoyd, for being part of the schools media coverage, and for the amazing work you do in those rooms! See the full article here >

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Challenge Day Names Executive Director

Laura Chavez Takes the Helm of the Growing Nonprofit   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Justin Hilton, [email protected] (Co-President),Rachel Sheinbein, [email protected] (Co-President) Rich and Yvonne Dutra-St John the founders of Challenge Day had a dream, 30 years ago, to bring people together, not just in tolerance, but in love; to unite people of all different backgrounds; […]

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Challenge Day at Queen Anne County High School

“It was very powerful getting students to interact outside their comfort zones and gain appreciation and empathy for their fellow students. Teens generally socialize with others of similar socioeconomic means. They typically are in groups of the same race, or other similar interests. This program brought strangers together to share experiences and promote understanding and […]