Challenge Day is an Anti-Bullying program designed to empower students to create a school-wide culture of kindness.
Bullying, teasing, isolation – these occur far too often in our schools. Their effects can be devastating and life-changing and can include low self-esteem, poor grades, truancy, depression, substance abuse, and violence. The MLK Diversity Committee (a partnership between the Chamber, the Jackson County ISD, the Jackson Human Relations Commission, and other community members and organizations) designed the Middle School Challenge to empower students to create a school-wide culture of kindness. The program draws on the one-day experiential workshop called Challenge Day but goes further. Designed to engage student participants in activities both before and after Challenge Day, the program promotes collaboration among educators, students, parents and community agencies in a focused effort to improve the social climate of area middle schools. Challenge Day is held yearly in November.
If you are interested in becoming an adult facilitator for the this year's Challenge Day, please call (517) 782-8221.
For additional information on this program, please contact (517) 782-8221.