Helping students truly takes a village. So the Grand Rapids Community Foundation partnered with Well to not only design the collateral for the program but truly design the Challenge Scholars Champions program from the ground up.
Challenge Scholars Champions are community partners, organizations, parents, teachers, anyone who is willing to advocate on behalf of Challenge Scholar families. These partners include organizations that families trust like the West Side Collaborative, Keystone Church, Kent School Services Network, and many others. The Champions program trains them to not only advocate and recruit new Challenge Scholars, but ultimately help Challenge Scholars achieve their goals to keep their grades up, maintain good attendance, and show good behavior in class.