The Challenge Day Program made its way to the Lowcountry, hosting a workshop for a select group of kids from Fort Dorchester High School. Kids participated in activities to help them break down social barriers and celebrate diversity.
"We talk to them about cliques and bullying. We try to get them to understand one another," said Angela Argulera, Challenge Day Leader.
"It really was an unforgettable experience. I wasn't expecting much out of it, but it was one of the best lessons I've ever had," said one student.
The Challenge Day Program was founded in California 24 years ago. It now reaches 39 states and 6 provinces in Canada with plans to go international in the upcoming months. Before the program began, the kids participating did not know each other.
By the end of the day, they said they had all become friends.
Challenge Day was held at Riverbluff Church in North Charleston. It lasted two days, one day for juniors and seniors, the next for freshmen and sophomores.