Lions donate to Delavan-Darien’s Challenge Day

Lions Challenge Day Donation

Lions Club Past President Marilyn Carlson (right) gives Challenge Day volunteer coordinator Lori Grover (left) and Delavan-Darien High School Principal Mark Schmitt $3,000 to bring Challenge Day back to the school district in the 2012-13 school year.

The Delavan Lions Club made a commitment to bring back three days that positively impacted the lives of hundreds of Delavan-Darien School District students this spring.

In April, the nationally-known anti-violence, anti-bullying program known as Challenge Day came to Delavan-Darien High School to work with students in grades 7 through 12. Using trained facilitators to lead a variety of activities, the program helps students understand that they are not alone in dealing with life’s struggles, and that support is available to them in many places from many people.

The school district is seeking donations to bring Challenge Day back again during the 2012-13 school year. Members of Delavan Lions Club wanted to see that it would be back, and voted to contribute $3,000 to the cause.

The school district’s ¬†fundraising goal is about $15,000. District officials say they are just over halfway toward meeting that goal.

For more information, check out the following sources:

Delavan-Darien School District Challenge Day website

Participant thoughts on Challenge Day

Official Challenge Day website

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