Holden Christian Academy
279 Reservoir Street, Holden, MA 01520

American Challenge

The 2022-2023 school year (Read-A-Thon) February FUNdraiser will include reading PLUS additional early American activities! 

Donate here: https://holdenchristianacademy.churchcenter.com/giving/to/american-challenge

Once you have clicked on the link, please type “FROM ‘your name’” in the First Name field, and “FOR ‘student name’” in Last Name field so student gets credit. See screen shot below for example.

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Each February for the past 12 years, the HCA staff and students have been asked to “drop everything and read” in order to raise money for our amazing school. Our beloved and successful Read-A-Thon has been “upgraded” this year for maximum learning, fun, and impact! The American Challenge is certainly like no other fundraiser: 
  • Students & Staff put down their screens & spend a whole month focused on reading, or participating in a variety of early American pastimes which will enrich their classroom learning during Term 3.
  • Money is raised!!! We use this money to enhance our school & keep our tuition affordable. 
  • For students who choose to earn points using the reading activities, student Reading Levels may get a nice boost!
  • Many students rediscover a love for reading, or discover a new favorite game or pastime with their family! 
  • The American Challenge is great for all ages -so even our youngest students can participate. (PK & K students participated in a Trike-a-thon earlier this year, so the American Challenge is optional for them!)
  • Kids enjoy fun incentives along the way, with top prizes awarded to the student who earns the most points from doing challenges, as well as the biggest fundraiser in each grade.
  • While other schools and organizations sell candles, calendars, cookies, etc., we host this year’s American Challenge to enhance students’ education while raising money for our school.