The Mariah’s Challenge Charter School program is an ongoing partnership that allows the school to further their role in the development of healthy living among their students, staff, and community.
Charter Schools often launch their partnership by scheduling a presentation from Mariah’s Challenge. Once the student body is energized, Mariah’s Challenge provides a Starter Kit, a 64-page resource book to aid in the development of a student-led group, provide fundraising tips, possible growth strategies, and includes a classroom-ready character building lesson bank. In addition to that, Mariah’s Challenge provides a promotional package to encourage engagement in the values and mission of Mariah’s Challenge as well as featured stories in the Mariah’s Messenger Newsletter.
Each Charter School is unique in its operation, yet focuses on the Mariah’s Challenge goals of increasing awareness of the dangers of underage drinking and driving under the influence. Research and fieldwork show that such programs improve schools, strengthen families, invigorate community support, and increase student achievement and success. Operating Charter schools tend to fall into one of three levels:
Level One: To start and maintain a local chapter of Mariah’s Challenge, increase awareness of the group and mission of Mariah’s Challenge, and fundraise to develop Mariah’s Challenge events and promotions.
Level Two: Continue level 1 goals with an emphasis on fundraising a minimum of $1,000 annually to create a scholarship program and develop additional strategies and materials for a larger organizational reach.
Level Three: Continue level 1 and 2 goals with an emphasis on fundraising a minimum of $1,000 annually to create a multiple scholarship program and develop additional strategies and materials for a larger organizational reach.
Current Mariah’s Challenge Charter Schools:
- Butte Central Catholic High School
- Butte High School
- East Middle School (Butte, MT)
- Jefferson High School (Boulder, MT)
- Margaret Leary Elementary School (Butte, MT)
- Seven Bridges Middle School (Chappaqua, NY)
- Whitehall High School (Whitehall, MT)
- Whittier Elementary School (Butte, MT)