Challenge Day Programs Expand to Ahwatukee Schools
Over the past few years schools across the county have worked to implement a variety of anti-bulling programs, but Challenge Day has proven to be one of the most popular. And it’s spread to Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista high schools in Ahwatukee, according to the Ahwatukee Foothills News.
Challenge Day is a nationwide program that aims to build connections in the community and promote empathy through celebrating diversity.
“The program is a day-long event that teams up a group of about 100 students with adult volunteers and program leaders to participate in various activities that highlight the differences and similarities among the group and the value of each,” the newspaper said.
Activities are designed to foster a safe environment, where all students feel comfortable discussing hard topics.
“I got to connect with people and learn about what other people are going through,” Gabby Rector, a participating student at Mountain Pointe, told the newspaper. “I got to know that I am not alone in situations – a lot of other people have gone through what I have.”
For more information on the organization and program, visit challengeday.org.
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