ALVIRNE HIGH SCHOOL
ADULT PARTICIPATION INVITATION
September 26, 27, 28 ,29
Dear Community Member:
Please join us as an Adult Participant at our upcoming Challenge Day. Challenge Days are powerful, high-energy programs in which youth and adult participants are guided through a series of experiential learning processes. The overall goals of the program are to increase personal power and self-esteem, to shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support, and to eliminate the acceptability of teasing, violence, and all forms of oppression. The Challenge Day Program is designed to unite the members of the school or community and empower them to carry the themes of the program back to the school population. Challenge Days also successfully addresses issues of violence, teasing, social oppression, racism, harassment, conflict management, suicide, peer pressure, alcohol, and drugs.
Since 1987, the Challenge Day Program has touched the lives of over half a million teens and adults nationwide. The Challenge Day Program has received numerous awards from the juvenile justice system, government officials, and many school districts and cities throughout the nation. The program was featured in the book Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and the Emmy Award-winning documentary Teen Files: Surviving High School.
We encourage adults to volunteer as positive role models for the benefit of the youth. The program welcomes parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, police officers, elected officials, community members, and any other interested adults. This allows youth to see another side of these adults in addition to their assigned community roles. Please notify Kate Marcotte, your School Coordinator if you know of any adults who would like to be a part of the Challenge Day Program. She can be reached via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.886.1260 ext 75019.
Adult Participants are crucial for the success of the day. We will meet with all Adults for at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program to let you know what is needed from you and to answer your questions. In order for the pre-program meeting to begin on time, please arrive at least 40 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the program. No prior training is necessary other than the morning check-in meeting. Our Challenge Day staff closely monitors the program, and our Leaders will give all instructions throughout the day. You must be able to remain on-site and participate fully for the entire program, including 30 minutes after the program at the end of the day for a post-Challenge Day debriefing.
We hope you will be able to join us for this wonderful experience!
The Challenge Day Staff