Education Programs: Stay in School Challenge
The Memphis Grizzlies Stay in School Challenge presented by Lucite International is a 12-week attendance program designed to increase attendance rates in select schools. Each week stundents receive incentives when they maintain a 95% or above attendance rate.
The Grizzlies, the District Attorney General of Shelby County and Memphis City Schools are teaming up with Lucite International to encourage middle school students to attend and actively participate in school through the Stay in School Challenge, which tipped off Monday, January 12, 2009.
Now in its sixth year, the Stay in School Challenge runs through Wednesday, April 8, 2009.
During the 2007-08 season, the Grizzlies hosted the Challenge for seventh and eighth grade students at Memphis City Schools’ Cypress Middle and Vance Middle. To help motivate the students to excel in the Challenge, the Grizzlies hosted the Stay in School Tip-Off event at FedExForum for all seventh and eighth grade students. Grizzlies players Hakim Warrick and Kyle Lowry paid a visit to the event to help encourage the students to attend school on time everyday.