Challenge Life Skills Program – Now Free

The CHALLENGE Program is a group-based curriculum designed to increase the ability of high risk youth to be successful in their families, schools and community.

The CHALLENGE Program (Links found below) is conducted in small groups, 8 to 12 participants. It is appropriate for use in schools, therapeutic settings and community groups. It can be used as a freestanding curriculum or integrated with existing curriculum materials and program activities.

The Program is flexible enough to be used over ten sessions or throughout a school year.

The CHALLENGE Program is designed to provide life skills training which enables:

  • increased self-esteem
  • management of emotions
  • effective communication
  • independent thinking
  • appropriate assertive behavior
  • problem-solving
  • assessment and decision-making
  • identification and pursuit of goals
  • taking responsibility for choices
  • prevention of emotional, physical and sexual abuse
  • development of personal resources


If you copy or reprint any portions of this program, please credit appropriately.

Sherryll Kraizer

CHALLENGE Program – Full Curriculum

Challenge Session 1

Challenge Session 2

Challenge Session 3

Challenge Session 4

Challenge Session 5

Challenge Session 6

Challenge Session 7

Challenge Session 8

Challenge Session 9

Challenge Session 10 

If you would like to help us continue to provide free programming for schools and families around the world, please donate to Coalition for Children here.

REACH is elementary school age children: REACH Program

RECOVERY is for previously abused children: RECOVERY Program

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Author Dr. Sherryll Kraizer has a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in youth at risk.