On February 4th, 5th, and 6th, Albany High School provided Challenge Day to the entire sophomore class. This would not have been possible without Mariflo Hudson, the coordinator, and the more than 20 adult volunteers who attended each day.
Challenge Day is a program that encourages students to break down defenses and tap into their inner “little kid”. After students create a safe space with one another through playing games and small group work, students are then encouraged to go “below the water line” and get real about topics like bullying, oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia, and body shaming.
Our students did an amazing job on all three days and created a foundation for more unity at Albany High School. Our goal is to provide this program for sophomores every year thus fostering a culture of compassion and respect for all students.