Challenge Day

 

There is only one Challenge Day this school year and it is on January 31, 2019. Sign up by filling out and turning in the Permission Slip to the main office.

Ask anyone who has been to Challenge Day and he or she will try to describe the experience. People say they had a lot of fun, it opened their eyes, they saw others in a new light, or felt more connected and alive. They'll say that they want to go again. But it is hard to describe an experience, so experience Challenge Day for yourself and greatly increase your social/emotional IQ in one day. Registration is open to students, teachers, parents and staff. If you have attended Challenge Day before, you are eligible to be a Teen Leader. If this applies to you, write "Teen Leader" at the top of your Permission Slip.

The goal of Challenge Day is to help stop the teasing, alienation and lack of empathy that is so deeply a part of the school experience for millions of young people every day. Through a variety of games, trust-building activities and presentations, you will be given a unique opportunity to see yourself and the people around you through a new set of eyes. Since 1987, the nationwide Challenge Day programs have helped to transform the lives of thousands of teenagers just like you. Challenge Day has not only received numerous awards, but has also been featured in the best-selling book, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Teen Files: Surviving High School. As a young leader from your community, you can be part of this positive change! Space is limited, so register ASAP by turning in the Permission Slip signed by your parent to the main office. Participation is on a first come, first served basis. It is required that participants arrive on time and stay for the entire program.

Challenge Day on Thursday, January 31, 2019 will be held in the Main Gym from 7:35 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Be the change you want to see in the world. For more information, visit the Challenge Day website.

If you have questions about Challenge Day, feel free to contact Richard Prinz at (408) 366-7638 or richard_prinz@fuhsd.org. A written explanation of the program can also be found in this Invitation to Students.