On Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Challenge Day, involving 100 WHS & EHS volunteer students from varying backgrounds and grade levels, will take place at Washougal High School. Adult participants include 30+ members of the Washougal School District staff, mainly from WHS and EHS, elected officials, and community members. Since 1987, Challenge Day Programs have touched the lives of over half-a million teens and adult’s, receiving awards from the juvenile justice system, government officials, and many school districts and cities nationwide. Through thought-provoking games, activities, and discussions, Challenge Day provides participants with tools to break down the walls of separation and isolation and build new levels of respect and communication. The overall goal of challenge day is to make WHS an even more welcoming place to be, 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. Trained Challenge Day Leaders expertly create a program environment of safety and trust. Challenge Day is designed to unite the members of the school and community and to empower them to carry the themes of the program back to the greater school and community population. Challenge Day also successfully addresses issues of suicide, harassment, racism, conflict management, alcohol and drugs.
We are very excited about Challenge Day and the impact it will have on the the WHS & EHS Community. If you have any questions regarding Challenge Day, please contact either Christina Mackey or Owen Sanford in the Counseling Center.