Our 21 Day Challenges are events that serve as a tool to start conversation and encouragement amongst students. Each year the event is only focused on one of three main themes – living fearlessly, gratitude or kindness. We hope that with these events students can better understand themselves and know that they are not alone during their difficult times as well as their phenomenal times. The students help staff in identifying the four to five major subcategories to explore under each theme. For the 21 days students then discuss a variety of topics that are related to that theme and its subcategories. We also hold events and invite speakers. We focus on each topic for 21 days since that’s how long it takes to create or break a habit. By the time students go through all three years at Sunrise Middle they will have explored each topic.