My support of Westerville Education Challenge allows me to pay it forward. There is no better way to invest in our future than through our children. I love the Rock This Town 80s Party! It’s a fun and easy way to support this great community cause. I’ll see you there - don’t miss it!
So happy and fortunate that I got to spend a day with Westerville South High School students during Challenge Day 2017. Challenge Day allows students (and the adults there to support it) to really appreciate that we are all more alike than different. It also provided me a greater appreciation of the challenges facing so many students, regardless of background, and why its so important for the community to continue to support this program.
Giving back to a community that has given so much to my family is important to me. Joining WEC a little over 3 years ago, having the opportunity to work with such great, caring women to support our three Westerville schools with Challenge Day has been a blessing. Our children are our future. Our annual fundraiser is so much fun and a great way to support our Westerville kids!
Challenge Day is a gift to this community. A day that reminds us about kindness, thoughtfulness, and community!
I was a part of the first Challenge Day in 2007 and have participated nearly every year since. As an adult volunteer, it is eye-opening to see what kinds of things our young people are dealing with every day. It is amazing to see the transformation of the students throughout the day and to hear how the activities have impacted their thinking when the day wraps up. The impact of the Challenge Day program is off the charts. Be the change you wish to see in Westerville...
Few programs have the impact and longevity that Challenge Day has at Westerville Central High School. Stephanie Martin (building coordinator) and Challenge Day facilitators have worked overtime to deliver a program that teaches “togetherness, oneness and compassion” to thousands of students since we started the program years ago. The positive impact it has on the school’s culture and climate is outstanding!
I have participated in Challenge Day three times. The attitude in the students when they walk in the Gym @ 7:30am to when they leave at 2pm is uplifting. This program will change their lives forever!