Challenge Days


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Have you heard about Challenge Day?

Challenge Day was held at Central Mountain High School and Middle School in  September of 2015, and at CMHS, CMMS, and Bucktail in September 2016. You may have read about Challenge Day on the front page of The Express or heard about it from local adults or students. The event was a huge success and West Branch Drug and Alcohol and IMPACT hope to bring it back again in 2017.

  • Following Challenge Day, a student participant tweeted, “Challenge Day was the greatest thing CM has ever taken part in. We are one.”
  • Another student said, “I feel energized, awake and ready, and not so scared of walking down the hall and being made fun of.”
  • “I think it was very powerful for the children and the adults. We got to see the kids in a way that we don’t always get to see them and I think that reminds us, as adults, of the struggles our kids are bringing through the doors with them everyday,” said Christine Koch, CMHS counselor.
  • “Challenge Day showed me that there are a lot of broken people in our area. It also made me appreciate my family and church family even more. A lot of people do not have that kind of support system. We need to bring that to them,” said Joni Bumbarger, Challenge Day adult participant & IMPACT volunteer.

IMPACT is a community coalition that was formed in the wake of a tragic teenage death due to prescription drug abuse. IMPACT and WBDA have teamed up and are committed to bringing Challenge Day back to Central Mountain and Bucktail in the fall of 2017 — but, we need your help! Please consider donating today!


Challenge Day is a movement that will bring positive change to our schools and our community. Students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members have purposely joined together to “be the change.” We hope that you will join in this effort.


Support Challenge Day by making a tax-deductible donation using the “donate” button above or
mail a check to West Branch Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission, 213 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.                 Please make your check payable to WBDAAC and put IMPACT/Challenge Day in the subject line.
WBDAAC is a 501c3 and will gladly provide you with an acknowledgment of your contribution.

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