“I completed The Challenge last summer. Before going on the programme, I was worried that people would have a negative view of me as I had always been in and out of trouble and felt that people would judge me. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Thursday, 31 May 2012

Graduates in action

Since January,Challenge graduates have formed over 13 Community Action Teams. Community action teams are social action projects led by graduates passionate about tackling a specific issue within their local area. Teams receive training and support from O2 and our year round graduate programme, The Challenge Society, to help turn their…
New research reveals that the Government’s National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme gives young people the chance to develop skills for the future and helps them feel more positive towards people from different backgrounds.
Over 9000 Challenge participants will carry out social action projects in partnership with our local community partners. The projects will take place in September as part of the ‘Real Challenge’, the final part of The Challenge experience where young people get the chance to volunteer with a community organisation.
On Friday 20th April, 56 young people aged 14-18 took part in a community youth festival held at Queens Road Baptist Church in Coventry. The event connected young people with community partners through skills exchange workshops, aimed at developing entrepreneurial skills and building relationships between people who would not normally…
2011 Challenge graduate, Meg Kneafsey, has received international interest in a facebook campaign entitled ‘I amTherefore’. ‘IamTherefore’ is a photography based campaign aimed at challenging misconceptions and stereotypes through photography.
On Saturday 21st April, over 100 Challenge graduates were part of a conference entitled ‘Enfuse London’ which took place at London South Bank University. 140 young people aged 14-19 joined forces with business professionals and leaders in other fields in a bid to take practical steps towards helping to reduce…
The inaugural chair of The Challenge Network, Patrick Shine, stepped down on March 31st and has been replaced by Colin Smith OBE. Patrick held this role since the charity was founded and has been pivotal to its rapid growth and development over the last three years.
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