Kid's Challenge was recently held at Peiffer Elementary School in Jefferson County and Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Tawnya Rush, 9News and Colorado & Company personality kicked off the day by talking about leadership by the media and how to get involved in their community. Students learned social graces from etiquette expert Katherine Mason and self-presentation skills from the Tiffany Pelletier from the Dale Carnegie Institute. The keynote address was delivered by National Best Selling Author, Tommy Spaulding. Tommy talked to students about the importance of building and maintaining genuine relationships.
Students also heard how a little effort and focus can make a huge difference in peoples lives around the world from Jaimie Wagner representing the non-profit, Project Cure. Students also learned about Habitat for Humanity. They learned how to set goals by building a life story, pay it forward, be a leader, a follower and an observer. They also learned about future career options and how to manage time.
Please look out for future Kid's Challenge Days! More information about the program below...
Kid's Challenge is a program of the Spaulding Leadership Institute and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado that teaches elementary and middle school students essential leadership and life skills.
Our Mission: Our mission is to develop young leaders with a sense of compassion, giving and community.
Our Vision: The program is designed for 3rd through 6th graders to teach basic leadership skills through a day long program. The day long program will consist of motivational speakers, classroom activities, physical challenge events and dialogue of students which encourage and develop youth leadership abilities.
To learn more about Kid's Challenge please contact:
Joel Mauney 303-520-1424
P.O. Box 13878
Denver, CO 80201
A Worthwhile Opportunity for Kids (and Parents) on Non-School Days: What is a parent to do faced with the dilemma of finding quality activities and perhaps even day care on non-school days? How about a valuable day of leadership and learning in a safe environment with Kid's Challenge?
Leadership and Life Training for Kids: Students learn how to discover their passions, how to choose a mentor, money management, career options and how to start a club. Special guest speakers and facilitators inspire and encourage the students to be their best.
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Program: Kid's Challenge
Purpose: To teach students essential leadership skills, how to find their passions, how to choose a mentor, time management, money management, goal setting and career options through leadership and team building activities and guest speakers.
Program Highlights: Special guest speakers and facilitators designed specifically for younger students will enspire and encourage, hands-on group activities which will teach students both leadership and team building, older students can learn how to start a movement (or simply a club) through the power of leadership.
Program Dates: The Kid's Challenge program occurs on days when school is not in session or on a 1/2 day of school. These can be teacher Professional Development days, teacher work days and/or parent-teacher conference days and vary by school.
Program Location: Elementary and middle schools throughout the nation
Age Range: Kid's Challenge is for 3rd through 6th graders
Staff: Each session is staffed by a combination of experienced professionals and volunteers.
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