Dawn Rye | Writer
During last week’s Parker School District meeting the board learned about the upcoming Challenge Day hosted by United Way.
Principal Bill Leberman said Monday, Oct. 21 would be Challenge Day. He explained the program sponsored by an organization out of California is sponsored by United Way. The school decided to have the seventh and eighth graders participate this year. Also on Thursday, Oct. 24, the school will host a Challenge Day assembly for the high school students.
Leberman read the Challenge Day paragraph. It is a non-profit organization that helps connect people through powerful life-changing programs in schools. They use highly interactive energetic activities to provide teens with tools to break down the walls of separation and isolation and replace them with compassion. They inspire people to live, study and work in an environment of acceptance, love and respect. They stand for a world where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated.
He said it is geared toward anti-bullying and explained guidance counselor Darmi Vogel was gathering 20 volunteers in the community. He said there are young pastors in the community that will be attending that will gather students in small groups to participate in fun activities.