Friday, April 29, 2011

Challenge Day at Hoover High

Students and teachers at Hoover High School together participated in a 6 1/2-hour interactive Challenge Day program. As part of the Be the Change Movement, Challenge Day's mission is to provide youth and their communities with experiential workshops and programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression.

Challenge Day has been described by staff as “the most impactful day at Hoover – it is changing the school culture for the better.”

The program is funded through The Anti-Violence Grant, a $500,000 five-year State of California grant that enabled Hoover staff to serve students at risk of violence. The purpose of the grant is to eliminate the socio-emotional challenges that adolescents experience as they relate to violence, suicide prevention, truancy and drug use.

For more information, contact program lead Kasimu Harley, Hoover High, at