Transform the Student Experience

Less Pressure
More Balance
Deeper Learning 

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Challenge Success is a non-profit affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. We provide schools and families with proven strategies that promote well-being and engagement with learning in order to transform the student experience into one where all kids can create their own paths to success.

GROUNDED IN 16 YEARS OF RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE PARTNERING WITH OVER 550 SCHOOLS
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THE PROBLEM

A narrow definition of success is hurting our kids

Too many students believe that success is defined solely by grades, test scores, or admission to the “right” college, but at what cost? Our surveys with over 250,000 middle and high school students nationwide reveal:

  • 95% are sleep deprived
  • 77% experience stress-related health symptoms
  • 63% are constantly worried about academics
  • 62% say workload is a major source of stress
  • 47% are disengaged or simply “doing school” 
i wish my teachers knew how stressed, tired, and overworked i am

THE SOLUTION

 It’s time to embrace a broader definition of success and transform the student experience

We believe that all students should be valued for their own interests, unique talents, and individual definitions of success. They shouldn’t have to choose between doing well and being well.

Success is measured over the course of a lifetime, not at the end of a semester.”

At Challenge Success, we use our research-based SPACE framework to provide schools and families with strategies that help: 

The effect of society’s high expectations and pressures on my generation is scary. Kids are depressed, anxious, sleep deprived, and in some cases suicidal. Even kids with the best grades engage in this kind of unhealthy behavior. Get involved with Challenge Success so we can all fight for this change together.”

STUDENT

“Challenge Success acted as a breath of fresh air within our extremely narrowly focused school environment. The program helped to build in play time, downtime, and family time that every student needs in order to find the necessary balance.”

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

Our school is finally moving forward in improving student health, wellbeing, and balance all because of Challenge Success. This could not have been accomplished without their support, resources, and hands-on coaching. We could not recommend them enough for all schools.”

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Change happens when schools, parents, and students work together. 
Real, lasting change requires the whole school community — educators, parents, and students — to both identify challenges and drive solutions. Learn more or contact us.

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Schools

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Parents

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Students