ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Challenge Island® the leading educational enrichment franchise on the cutting edge of STEAM education and 21st Century Skills, has been ranked #307 overall and the #1 STEM / STEAM franchise opportunity in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500®. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks Challenge Island® based on its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. With nearly 90 franchises across the United States and internationally, Challenge Island® was founded by Sharon Duke Estroff M.A.T. an award-winning educator, a Random House parenting author, and a parenting/ education contributor for numerous national magazines including Scholastic Parent and Child, Good Housekeeping and Parents.
"We are incredibly honored to once again be recognized on the Franchise 500®, climbing 120 ranks since last year. This accomplishment is a testament to the strength of the brand, our franchisees, support team, and the Challenge Island® franchise opportunity," says Estroff, who is also CEO of Challenge Island Global. "Challenge Island® achieved exceptional results in 2018, another record year for the company, including the signing of 27 new franchise agreements. Recently registered to sell franchises in Canada, we're positioned to continue our exciting growth in North America and worldwide. It's my greatest honor to see our fabulous franchisees continue to grow, prosper, and positively impact the lives and futures of the children in their communities."
Challenge Island® is a home-based/mobile children's franchise opportunity in the educational enrichment category. Wrapped in whimsical trimmings, this award-winning, teacher-created program features an unmistakable spirit and flair. Franchisees run STEM / STEAM afterschool enrichment classes, in-school field trips, camps, Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge workshops as well as Challenge Island Junior™ and Challenge Island Senior™ programming in preschools and senior living communities.
In 2019, Challenge Island® is offering a special incentive for educators to make it possible for them to move out of the classroom and into their own franchise business doing what they love most. As part of the International Franchise Association's (IFA) VetFran program, Challenge Island® also offers veterans this special incentive.
For information about the Challenge Island® franchise opportunity, contact Robin Bergeron at [email protected] or (985) 209-8430
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