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Our Mission:
The Challenge Program, Inc.'s mission is to partner with businesses to motivate high school students both in and out of the classroom. This partnership creates good habits in students and provides businesses with tangible results for their investments.

TCP is proudly represented in 4 states (PA, OH, MD, WV)! Our state resource center:

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The Challenge Program (TCP) enables employers to communicate the importance of the values TCP advances and to promote employment opportunity within the community.

Mike Sirockman, Human Resources Site Service Leader - Dow Chemical

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Believe. Reach. Achieve.

The Challenge Program, Inc. awards 10th, 11th and 12th grade students in five categories: Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and Community Service.

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Friday, April 17th 2015 --
Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 30th -- The Challenge Program, Inc. Crystal Owl Gala
The Crystal Owl Gala is The Challenge Program, Inc.'s signature fundraising event. We are pleased to announce that this year's event will include an open bar, food stations, live entertainment, a silent auction featuring a diamond shower, and an inspirational program announcing The Challenge Program, Inc.'s 2015 Student of the Year.

Event Chair: John Weinstein, Treasurer, Allegheny Co.
Celebrity M.C.: Sally Wiggin, WTAE News

2015 Sponsors:
PNC Bank - Diamond Sponsor
AECOM - Diamond Sponsor
Synergy Real Estate - Emerald Sponsor
MTS Technologies, Inc. - Emerald Sponsor
Arcadis - Emerald Sponsor
ms consultants - Emerald Sponsor
UPMC - Emerald Sponsor
CDM Smith - Ruby Sponsor
First National Bank - Ruby Sponsor
Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration - Ruby Sponsor

For more information about sponsorships and ticket packages, click here.

Questions? Contact Mark Burnett, Director of Major Gifts and Events, at 412-726-8689 or

Saturday, May 9*

Please join us at Cavo Night Club in the Strip District for the Fashion Forward VIP Launch of Evie Advanced Clinical Skin Care. This is a high energy fashion show and skin care launch event that benefits The Challenge Program, Inc.!

For more information and tickets, click here.

*Please note that this is a date change from the original April 11 event.

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