Our Tribal Leader and CEO, Sharon Duke Estroff M.A.T., is among our greatest assets. Her vision of what learning is meant to be and her gifted ability to plan the perfect lesson that is simultaneously incredibly exciting and chockful of educational benefits is on every single piece of programming in our vast resource library (which includes hundreds of hours of material that can be used across our profit centers and is constantly growing in size). An award-winning educator with over two decades of teaching experience in Atlanta public and private schools, Sharon started Challenge Island in her second grade classroom and began running it as an enrichment business using the current model in 2003. Despite the fast growth of her company, she continues to personally create and tests every challenge with real live teachers and kids before releasing it to the franchisees.
Challenge Island is an international educational franchise on the forefront of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Education and 21st Century Learning.
We provide collaborative challenge-based experiences for ages 4 to 14+ in the form of after school classes, in-school workshops, camps, parties, homeschooling events, team building, and multi-generational family adventures.
Our unique ability to simultaneously address the needs of both the playful, whimsical child of today and the globally successful adult of the future has brought Challenge Island a sea of accolades from schools, parents, and kids alike.