Martinez Youth Challenge Program

"a movement spearheaded by youth to create a model for the nation uniting a city in love and service"

3237 Alhambra Ave., Suite 2
Martinez, CA 94553


The Unveiling and Dedication of the
Peace Obelisk

M.Y.C.P.  is a student run organization helping cities embark on a journey to accomplish a safe and loving community. We encourage and aid progressive ideas to eliminate oppression and encourage global unity. 

 The Ultimate Challenge
We as a group have pledged our heart, soul, and devotion to helping create peace within our communities. We chose Martinez, CA (our home town) as the commencement for this movement that will eventually spread throughout the world.

The M.Y.C.P. Mentorship program pairs Middle and elementary School students with older mentors to serve as positive role models and friends. Recent Surveys indicate that students with mentors are:

  • 53% less likely to skip school
  • 33% less likely to hit someone
  • 46% less likely to use illegal drugs
  • 73% said Mentors helped them raise their expectations and dreams
It is our dream to create a mentorship program that helps students accomplish all dreams and goals.

Join The Family
If you would like to get involved in this movement that will change the world we would love to have you join our family. You can contact M.Y.C.P. at :

Phone:  925-957-0234
Fax:  925-957-9425
email: office@challengeday.org

The kick-off of the Martinez Youth Challenge Program
September 19, 2000

We are excited to announce the kick-off of the Martinez Youth Challenge Program. Martinez is the model for the entire nation and we are proud to be kicking it off in our hometown. Can you imagine living in a city where people no longer hurt each other and put each other down; but are supportive and accepting of each other? Can you imagine living in a hate-free, compassionate society? We would like your help in creating such a community right here in Martinez.

The authors of the popular book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul included the Challenge Day Program in their Teenage book and will be sponsoring part of the Martinez Youth Challenge Program. They are also featuring the Challenge Day Program in an upcoming book, to document how the message of Challenge Days has affected people throughout the world.

We guarantee this will be an eye and a heart-opening experience. The Youth Challenge Program is a yearlong curriculum that integrates the award-winning Challenge Day Program into an entire mentorship program that involves students and adults from our-entire community. The Challenge Day Program is an amazing one-day, life-changing, transformational program that builds much needed self-esteem in our young people. It also discourages the violence, teasing, alienation and isolation that is so common in our schools and communities.

The Challenge Day program has been nationally recognized and now we are launching this large project of the citywide Youth Challenge Mentorship model. We need the support of everyone in Martinez to generate the momentum in establishing the City of Martinez as a model of peace, love and unity for the entire nation. If you would like to become a part of this movement, please call the Challenge Day office at (925) 957-0234, or if you have any questions. They can also be reached by through there web site. 
View The Challenge Associates Home Page

Assemblymember Tom Torlakson 
Addresses the MYCP 

View The Unveiling and Dedication of the
Peace Obelisk

Thank Yous from MYCP 
for Support and Sponsorship

Martinez School District
Alhambra High
Lutheran Brotherhood Branch 8627
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Martinez Rotary
Dillingham Construction
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