2018 Back to School Challenge
The Back to School Challenge (formerly known as Coaches’ Challenge) is a friendly competition between TeamMates chapters with a shared goal to connect more caring adults and young people through quality mentoring relationships. Right now, one out of every three young people will grow up without the support of a mentor. With your help, we can help close that gap and make an impact on youth across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Wyoming.
To promote the Back to School Challenge in your community, download our customizable toolkit. Please check the TeamMates Facebook page for updates and more marketing materials to promote the challenge.
- Aug. 1 – Back to School Challenge Begins
- Nov. 2 – School Spirit Day- Show your school spirit by wearing your Alma Mater’s colors, gear, or logo! Encourage your local business partners to fundraise for your local chapter on this day.
- Nov. 30- Back to School Challenge Ends
Chapters will be competing throughout the challenge to see who can recruit the most mentors. They will be compared based on how many mentors apply for their chapter and their population size. There will be two winners this year. One based on population size, the other based on overall number of applicants between Aug. 1-Nov. 30
Weekly winners will be featured on our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn). The overall winner will get their pick of three items:
- $150 towards a party for their chapter
- A custom standing banner with their chapter logo
- A custom table cloth with their chapter logo
What do other chapters do during the Back to School Challenge?
The Back to School Challenge is formerly known as Coaches’ Challenge. We’ve collected ideas throughout the years of what other schools and communities do to recruit mentors during the Challenge. Though the challenges have different names, they are essentially the same idea.
School Spirit Day
School Spirit Day will be Friday, November 2. Much like Jersey Day in the past, communities can use this day to raise some money for their local TeamMates Chapter!
Here’s how it works:
Participants can pay an amount of money ($1, $5, etc.) to wear their Alma Mater’s colors or gear to work. Have fun with it! Face paint, pom poms, jerseys, and all-out SCHOOL SPIRIT is always appreciated! Take photos and share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag: #TrueToYourSchool
Marketing materials can be found in the toolkit above.
For more information, contact your Regional Coordinator.