Our 2023 Impact — Because We Care

Westerville Education Challenge is proud to release a snapshot report of our 2023 impact, achieved through the generous support of our donors, volunteers and many partners across the Westerville City School District.

THANK YOU to you all, for allowing us to:



2200+ — Hours donated by 26 volunteer WEC members in 2023.

40 — Donors partnering with us because they care, too.

$37,000 — Raised at our 2nd Night of Hope SK and Family Fun Run, and from generous donors in 2023.


70+ —  Our NEW & Improved Social Emotional Resource Center (SERC) on our website houses Crisis, District, and Learning Resources.

$27,000 contributed to our Initiatives – Hope Squad, WEB, Parent Prep, and Twinkle.


260+  —  Our New Website launched in November 2023, and in less than two months, we had more than 260 visits!

300  —  Parents and caregivers participated in FREE Parent Prep sessions.

150+  —  Runners and Walkers participated in our 2nd Annual Night of Hope 5K and Family Run, raising mental health and suicide prevention awareness.


225  —  Students trained as Hope Squad Advisors in all three district high schools.

425  —  Students trained as WEB Leaders at all five district middle schools.

$1,500  —  Scholarships of $500 each were awarded to a graduating senior at each of the three Westerville high schools.


Where everyone belongs

Because We Care

Founded in 2007 to bring the Challenge Day program to Westerville City Schools, Westerville Education Challenge is a nonprofit, volunteer community organization that works to help create school cultures where every student feels safe, supported, and celebrated.  We do this through raising awareness and funds for Social Emotional Learning Initiatives in the Westerville Schools community. Our members are passionate about supporting innovative programming with the ability to touch all students in the Westerville City School District.



Please continue to Support Our Work, Because You Care, too!