The Challenge Foundation invests in the lives of at-risk students to enable them to achieve academic and social success. Students who are accepted into the program attend independent college preparatory schools that lead them through rigorous courses of academic study.
Mentoring and advising are key components to the success of the students who benefit from the work of the Challenge Foundation. Mentors and advisors are committed to helping students achieve their academic goals and working with families to help them on their way. Support that extends beyond high school graduation ensures that students will succeed in college and beyond.
Every middle school student who is accepted to the Challenge Foundation is required to attend the six-week-long summer program, which prepares them for the rigorous academics of high school. In addition to exercises in academic subjects, middle school and junior high students participate in service opportunities, athletics, art, outdoor adventure trips, and leadership training.
The Challenge Foundation began in Denver, Colorado, and has since expanded to El Paso, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. Currently, the foundation serves over 150 students.