On May 25, a team of young people completed the Yorkshire Dales Three Peak Challenge. The team was comprised of 7 young people and 3 staff members from Manchester Deaf Centre (MDC) and 9 National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates. The group covered 17 miles of ascension in 12 hours, raising…
Fifteen young people have recently completed a 12 week programme called, ‘The Social Apprentice’ aimed at tackling major issues faced by young people in the capital.  Two teams received support from Ernst & Young to design successful campaigns that go from the boardroom into their local communities.
For the second year running, Walsall’s council has held a Young People’s award ceremony, celebrating a range of well-deserved accomplishments. We are pleased to announce that Alex Lemord, a graduate of The Challenge programme, came away with the ‘Young Person of the Year’ award for Community and Citizenship.
We are pleased to announce that a team of our young people from Ealing are the regional winners of the vInspired ‘Most Outstanding NCS’ award. The group created the winning campaign during their time on the 2012 programme. The focus of their campaign was free travel for university students; a…
Nearly 1,400 young people took part in ‘The Big Festival’. A total of 15 festivals were held during half term across London, Surrey, the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. The aim of the festivals was to use art and music to bring local people together and provide an opportunity…
The Challenge Network were recently awarded a global ‘Making a Difference’ award from international PR firm Weber Shandwick. The partnership with the firm was nominated as one of the top three pro bono projects across their 130 offices.
Thursday, 27 September 2012

A note from our CEO

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the Olympic and Paralympic Games. What I found the most encouraging was the ability of the Games to galvanize a sense of community between people from different backgrounds. In our own way, this is exactly what we are trying to do with our programmes The…
This month young people have been working on a number of social action projects. This part of The Challenge programme is called Real Challenge Action (RCA) as young people implement, within their local community, projects they planned during the summer.
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