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Gents and Gems

There is evidence which suggests that exercise helps more than just physical development. Children who get regular physical activity are better able to pay attention in school and are more likely to improve their grades than children who do not. They are also less likely to have behavioral issues than children who do not engage in sports or exercise. (read more...)

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Gents and Gems

Congratulations to Curtis Lee, Travon Robinson and THE GENTS AND GEMS! They performed amazingly in front of a lively crowd in Byrd Park as part of The Sports Backers's RVA Streets Alive event. It was a hot one, but you wouldn't have know it by the energy and enthusiasm shown by these talented kids!  We are grateful to be in partnership with The Sports Backers and look forward to working together more this summer. (read more...)

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mission
Challenge Discovery Projects provides direct services to over 1,600 at-risk youth in Richmond.  We are committed to improving the emotional health and well being of children and their families through programs that promote self-worth and positive, healthy relationships.  Challenge Discovery Projects supports its mission by providing school-based and community programs for youth that address emotional health, bullying, violence and substance abuse. Currently our Say It With Heart Bullying and Violence Prevention Program is taught in 7 Richmond schools.



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History
Challenge Discovery Projects, a Virginia-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was founded in 1980. Challenge Discovery Projects supports its mission by providing school-based and community programs for youth that address bullying, violence, substance abuse and emotional health. In addition, Challenge Discovery Projects offers family support, emotional health and substance abuse counseling to the deaf and hard of hearing. These opportunities are provided regardless of a client's ability to pay. Challenge Discovery Projects provides services for over 1,600 youth and adults annually in our community and over 28,000 have been served since our inception in 1980.

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Pledge

Treat every individual with dignity and respect
Provide excellent mental health care to anyone in need regardless of
ability to pay
Promote the healthy adaptation and full development of the whole person
Deliver comprehensive and coordinated services to adolescents and
families that strengthens their ability to achieve emotionally, socially,
educationally, and vocationally
Strengthen the family unit and its ability to resolve and solve issues
Engage every individual with an attitude of hope, optimism,
dedication, and integrity


   
 
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