Trek or Treat

Well...That escalated quickly.

It was our busiest month to date in September and it all revolved around our first round of recruitment. We traveled to 10 schools throughout the northeast, promoting on campus and having trip information meetings with hundreds of interested students. Along the way we've received over 700 emails inquiring about our treks and have signed up 125 total students (as of this post).

In this month's newsletter, we'll take an overall look at how we're doing on our #PathTo1Million, meet some of our student leaders, and check out some recent photos from our U.K. team's treks to Machu Picchu and Kilimanjaro!


If you've been keeping up with our #PathTo1Million blog series, you've already seen that we've had a pretty busy month. Our goal was to kick off what could be the first steps in us reaching our goal of raising $1 million for charity this year.

Team trip to GWU

We were lucky enough to have our entire team along for the ride to our first information meeting in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University. We spent a total of three days down in D.C. taking in the sights and spreading out all over GWU's city campus hanging up posters, handing out flyers and collecting emails from interested students. Luckily we had a flurry of sign-ups to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro right after our meeting and our current GWU team stands at 14 total members with only a few spots left!

To read the full recap of our trip to D.C. click here


Divide and Conquer

Once we got the ball rolling down in our nation's capital it was time for the team to come together one last time to discuss strategy before heading out on our own. Each member of the Choose a Challenge team spent the majority of the month of August preparing, refining, and then refining again our knowledge of each trip and how to best showcase each one during our presentations. Take a look at some photos from the road below, and hopefully next month we'll have more schools to report back on. Stay tuned!

Meet our student leaders

Since August we've been shining a social media spotlight on our student leaders who will be leading their own teams on treks to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu and Everest Base Camp next summer. We'll be sure to highlight even more of our leaders in the coming months, so make sure to keep up with us on social media.

More leader profiles coming soon!

In Other News...

Our overseas colleagues in our London office recently had teams of their own return from trips to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu. They've been sharing some photos of their travels with us, so for those of you already signed up on these treks, this is what you can look forward to:

Still want to get involved?

Maybe we came to your school and you missed one of our information meetings? Maybe you registered your interest in one of our trips over the summer?

Either way, If you attend any of the universities below and might be interested in taking on one of our challenges with your school's team, please click below to learn more about your trip:

Boston College
Boston University
Columbia University
George Washington University
Montclair State University
New York University
Rutgers University
Ramapo College (NJ)
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Connecticut

Hey @uconn ! We’re on campus right now ! Come to our meeting tonight or Swing by and learn how you could be on your way to Machu Picchu next summer . #pathto1million
— @chooseachallengeusa 
Some #wednesdaywisdom for all of our future Mt. Kilimanjaro climbers
— @CaChallengeUSA

It's shaping up to be an exciting month for us here at Choose a Challenge and we can't wait to share more with you next month.

Until next time,

Mike and the Choose a Challenge USA team 🇺🇸

Team picture from our office's rooftop in Brooklyn, NY

Team picture from our office's rooftop in Brooklyn, NY