CommUNITY Challenge Guidelines and Information


First Lady Teresa Parson's

CommUNITY Service Challenge


First Lady Teresa Parson invites all Missouri elementary students (grades: rising K – 6) to participate in the statewide CommUNITY Service Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to instill in kids a heart for service and ask them to join the First Lady in devoting a small portion of their summer break to serving others.

The challenge will start on Thursday, June 1, and conclude on Friday, August 4.


The 2023 CommUNITY Service Challenge will include eight service categories from which kids are encouraged to select a service project. To complete the challenge, a child must complete a service activity from at least four of the eight categories. Suggestions are provided for each category, but participants are not required to select a project from the given list in order to complete the category. Creativity is highly encouraged!

Upon registering for the challenge, families will receive additional information and a service log to return to the Office of the First Lady. Parents or guardians will need to help their child fill out the required contact information on the service log and return it to the Office of the First Lady by August 4. Kids can complete each category in the order and timeframe that works best for the child and family.


All students who participate in the challenge will receive a certificate from First Lady Teresa Parson.

To REGISTER for the CommUNITY Service Challenge, visit:

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