“We will be offering a wonderful program we started four years ago called Challenge Day to all of our 8th grade students again this year,” said MVMS Councilor Alison Goodman, “It’s a program which helps stamp out bullying in schools.”
“All we need is one day of your time, your open mind and the desire to lead children who so greatly depend on us toward creating a more positive world,” she explained, “As Ghandi said, Be the change you want to see in the world."Volunteers are needed:
- Mon., October 7: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Tues., October 8: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Thurs., October 10: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Fri., October 11: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Challenge Day's mission is to provide youth and their communities with experiential workshops and programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression.
The 6.5-hour Challenge Day program is designed for 100 students to build connection and empathy, and to fulfill the vision that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved, and celebrated.
Challenge Day is more than a one-day program.
“Our programs go beyond traditional anti-bullying efforts, building empathy and igniting a movement of compassion and positive change, known as the Be the Change movement,” according to the program website.
Challenge Day is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides powerful one-day programs as a service to junior high schools, middle schools, and high schools with students in grades 7-12. Challenge Day also serves other organizations and companies.