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The Challenge Centers help teenage boys who are at risk of dropping out of school due to emotional or social difficulties, using a variety of tools that include challenging tasks and adventure sports. Overcoming physical and mental challenges allows them to discover new insights, improves personal and interpersonal skills and creates an opportunity for change in all areas of life.

This activity, combined with homework help, social activities and enrichment, restore the participants’ sense of capability and confidence in their ability to integrate into normative frameworks.


The two centers in Herzliya and Netanya operate five afternoons a week as a home-like framework offering support and guidance, together with a structured schedule tailored individually to each kid. The program addresses the teenagres' needs at this critical time and builds their character.

The Challenge Centers are complementary settings, working to develop the youngsters' abilities alongside the main factors in their lives – family and school – whose involvement plays a major role in their progress. Ongoing dialogue with the parents, home visits, and close cooperation with the school staff are all an essential part of the philosophy and practice of the centers.



Netanya Municipality

Herzliya Municipality

Women’s Circle Herzliya



Tafnit Association