Please note that there will not be a Project Challenge program for summer 2013.
Project Challenge was a program of The Memphis Challenge, Inc., piloted with 9th graders at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, TN.
The mission of Project Challenge was to create a paradigm shift in the disparities that exist between at-risk students of color and replace it with one of achievement through peer support and other service learning techniques. Project Challenge provided a venue for our students, Memphis Challengers, to take the helm in providing a service to another group of students, encouraging them to share the wealth of what they have been privileged to receive.
- Project Challenge consist of a four-phase operational program strategy
- Phase 1 - Assessment
- Phase 2 - Coaching
- Phase 3 - Training
- Phase 4 - Camp Challenge
- Each student participated in the first 3 phases of the program
- Students who successfully mastered the program's objectives were selected to attend Camp Challenge
- The program took place during a nine-month period concurrent with the academic school year
- A standard method of evaluation was given at the end of each six-week reporting period
- Points of evaluation were: academic achievement, professional development, and interpersonal skills