Students 'Being the Change' in their Schools 10/9/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
October 9, 2013
Midland – It’s a popular program that has been brought to a local school district for the third time.
Today is day two of Challenge Day at Midland High School.
Organizers say the best part of challenge day is that they don't just say a change for a day, it's a change for good.
It may look like all fun and games, but challenge day is much more than just a day of no school.
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"We just stand back and watch and go 'wow,'" volunteer Lisa Alvarado said. "The kids get it. They totally get it."
Students spend 6 1/2 hours in one room, doing different social exercises that are designed to break down barriers and connect with other students.
This is Jakay Lyon's first time as a volunteer for Challenge Day. Last year she was a student.
"I am so pro-Challenge Day that I decided to come and help now that I'm out of school," Lyons said. "Whenever last year we had the Challenge Day I was like 'this is perfect! Someone gets it!"
Jakay wasn't the only student who 'got it.' The impact has been so big on the students, every secondary campus at Midland ISD will host the program this year.
"It took off like wildfire. We were so excited and proud of these kids who stood up and said, 'I really want to be a difference.'"
It's everyone's hope in the program to be the change you want to see in the world.