Annual Reports

Dear Friends,

Challenge Success is on the move!

With a rising emphasis nationwide on mental health and wellness, Challenge Success is on the forefront of providing upstream solutions that support schools in making real, systemic changes that positively impact the health and well-being of students. Demand for our program is growing, and Challenge Success is working hard to ensure that we continue to provide research-based assessment and interventions that reduce student stress and increase academic engagement for more schools and families across the country. We continuously promote The Well-Balanced Student,  and our goal is to transform schools and help entire communities redefine success. After all, true success is measured over the course of a lifetime — not at the end of the semester.

2016 also brought a leadership change to Challenge Success. We bid farewell to Maureen Brown and welcomed Kathy Koo as our new Executive Director. Kathy brings her experience in business operations, finance, and as a former Head of School, and has ushered in new initiatives, expanded staff, and launched a financial assistance fund that will extend the reach and impact of Challenge Success. We also hosted a highly successful inaugural fundraising luncheon at the Presidio in San Francisco. Mark your calendars for this year’s event on Friday, October 20th!

The future has never looked brighter for Challenge Success, but we would not be here without you — our passionate, forward-thinking, and generous donors. Without your support, Challenge Success could not do the important work that leads to stronger schools and healthy, well-balanced, and engaged students.

Here’s to “Striving to Double Our Reach in 2017!”


Charlene Margot                                             Kathy Koo
Chairperson, Board of Directors               Executive Director