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Founded in 2000 by Steve & Joyce Schuck, Parents Challenge provides families with tools and resources to exercise educational choice to achieve academic success. Parents Challenge has provided educational choice to over 3,000 students and their families. Over two million dollars have been disbursed in scholarships and grants to ensure that choice is never limited to only those of means. As they take responsibility for their children’s education, parents have also taken more control of their own lives. Parents Challenge students have prospered, gaining the confidence and skills to succeed in life.

Twenty-one years of measuring academic performance have taught us that empowered parents and guardians working through the support system of our programs have dramatically improved their lives and those of their children. Through the work of Parents Challenge, families have been transformed and they, as well as our community, are better off as a result.

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Students Thrive with Parents Challenge

PROFICIENCY RATES CHART
PARENTS CHALLENGE STUDENTS CHART
ELEMENTS OF POSITIVE VIEW OF TEACHERS CHART
Parents Challenge parents have more positive views of the teachers at their school of choice than Colorado parents as a group. Specifically, they are more likely to feel that teachers are accessible (85.7%), keep them informed (80%), and contact them regarding their child’s good behavior (75.3%).

Torres Family

Yesenia and Victor Torres raised their five children with the belief that getting a great education is the key to achieving the American Dream. With few financial resources and stuck in a neighborhood plagued by low-performing schools, they set out to find a way to secure a brighter future for their kids.

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ADDITIONAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES CHART
Parents Challenge students were more involved in supplemental learning activities outside of school, and exhibit more positive extra-learning qualities than their Colorado peers (National Center for Education Statistics, 2018).

PC students also became more involved/active in school functions as the school year progressed, notably in student government and sports, and more involved in activities within their community.
GPA CHART
Examining the high school students, we see a substantial 5.3% increase in their GPA over the duration of the year – increasing from a B+ average to an A- from Fall to Spring.

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