• Cultivating Community: Student of The Year Cole Nickolls on Life, Values, and Service.

    Welcome to “Challenge Chats,” where ambition meets action! In this must-listen episode, we sit down with Cole Nickolls, whose journey from high school standout to real estate trailblazer is nothing short of remarkable. Cole shares the pivotal role The Challenge Program (TCP) played in shaping his path, instilling values like integrity and resilience that resonate with both young go-getters and seasoned business minds. Discover how embracing challenges and staying true to oneself can lead to unexpected success and fulfillment. Whether you’re a student dreaming big or a business leader looking to inspire, this conversation is a masterclass in turning life’s obstacles into opportunities.

    S1E9 - 44m - Jun 12, 2024
  • Advice For Our Future Workforce with Craig Staresinich

    At The Challenge Program (TCP), we are in the midst of our busy season, with our upcoming Gala Event and spring assemblies just around the corner. Despite all the hustle and bustle, our marketing team never rests, and we are excited to present another podcast episode featuring an outstanding guest. This week, we have Craig Staresinich joining us to share his journey to success at NASA and beyond, offer advice to students, and discuss his involvement with TCP. We hope you enjoy this exciting episode!

     

    Team Members

    Production Manager/Host – Bryce Maldet

    Producer – Jillian Tocco

    Interviewee – Craig Staresinich

    Special Reviewer – Melanie Muha

    S1E8 - 34m - Apr 2, 2024
  • Our student influencer Grace became our intern over the summer what does she think of working at TCP?

    Meet Grace Messina, a bright rising high school student who's making waves as a member of The Challenge Program's Student Influencer group. Inspired by her remarkable contributions, we invited Grace to join us for a paid summer internship, joining our marketing team to further bolster our online presence. Tune in to this episode of Challenge Chats as we dive into Grace's journey, her experiences at The Challenge Program, and her fresh perspective as the newly appointed President of the Student Influencer group. Discover how Grace's story intertwines with our mission, and gain insights into her role in driving our program's growth. Don't miss out on this inspiring conversation!

     

    TCP Links:

    The Challenge Program Website

    Instagram

    Facebook

    TikTok

    S1E7 - 18m - Aug 14, 2023
  • What is it like working in manufacturing? Hear from Genna Mucci from JV Manufacturing about how she found success in manufacturing!

    Bryce Maldet and Melanie Muha interview with Genna Mucci Project Manager at JV Manufacturing. Today we talk about a variety of topics in manufacturing. What it is like being a woman in manufacturing? What is the work environment like in manufacturing? If you want to hear about any of this and so much more, you’ve found yourself in the right episode. To learn more about JV Manufacturing or their job opportunities check out their website linked below. Finally, for all things TCP all our links are also listed below.

     

    JV Manufacturing Website

     

    TCP Links:

    The Challenge Program Website

    Instagram

    Facebook

    TikTok

    S1E6 - 26m - Jun 20, 2023
  • Finding Success After High School: Advice From Dennis Zatlin

    Bryce Maldet and Melanie Muha interview the president of Allied Resource Group. We explore many different subjects, from what he looks for when hiring new employees to the advice he wishes he would have heard before making his track through his extensive and successful career.

     

    All Our Links:

    The Challenge Program Website

    Instagram

    Facebook

    TikTok

    S1E5 - 34m - Jun 6, 2023
  • Getting to know Highmark Health

    Bryce Maldet and Melanie Muha sit down with Alex Matthews from Highmark Health to talk more about Highmark Health, why they are partnered with The Challenge Program, and what opportunities they offer for students.

     

    All Our Links:

    The Challenge Program Website

    Instagram

    Facebook

    TikTok

    S1E4 - 23m - Mar 28, 2023
  • Talking To Addeson From Penn Highlands Healthcare

    This Episode of Challenge Chats will be featuring an exclusive interview with Addeson McAninch From Penn Highlands Healthcare. Addeson is currently a student outreach coordinator; she gives us an insight into Penn Highlands Healthcare and how they currently work with high school and college students. We dig into how The Challenge Program further evolves its student outreach, The opportunities for job shadowing and positions, and great advice for students in general but a lot of advice for students going into the healthcare field! Below you can find Addison's contact information if you have any interest in further inquiring about opportunities at Penn Highlands Healthcare.

     

    Addison's Information

    Email - almcaninch@phhealthcare.org

    Phone – 814-371-2200 EXT 6621

    S1E3 - 45m - Feb 10, 2023
  • Interviewing Bobby Fetter The 2022 Commitment To Community Service Winner

    Staring off this month's episode we explore the exciting start of TCP’s assembly’s kicking off for the 2022-2023 year, we interview Bobby Fetter and explore his challenging road to winning TCP’s Community Service Award for 2022, and as always we share our current plans, goals, and current events we have going on at TCP.

    S1E2 - 42m - Sep 16, 2022
  • The Beginning

    The Beginning, it all started with Dan our founder. We felt there was no better person to start our interviews off with than the person that started our entire program, Dan Perkins. We update you all on some exciting TCP news including our theme for this year. Finally at the end of the episode Bryce and Mel review the interview with dan reflecting on the many amazing things we took away from Dans interview. We hope you all enjoy, and we are so excited to start this amazing new adventure with you all!

    S1E1 - 45m - Aug 12, 2022
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