It is open to children and parents in our five partner schools who want to do well in school and who want to complete their Leaving Certificate.
The Challenger Programme was set up by Northside Partnership in 1995. It provides structured supports for students and their parents from 6th class to 6th year to help students:
- Transfer from 6th class into secondary school
- Prepare for their Junior Certificate
- Complete their Leaving Certificate
Every year we provide support to a total of 200 students from our five partner schools. As students complete their secondary education we are able to offer 40 new students a place on the programme each year. Challenger parents are offered a further education programme together with the supports provided to their children.