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Rachel’s Challenge is a student empowering program to equip students and adults to combat negative behavior, including bullying, by creating a culture of KINDNESS and COMPASSION. The program is based on the writings of 17 year-old Rachel Scott who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who may be different, picked on by others, or new to her school.
Rachel’s Challenge was started by Rachel’s dad and stepmom. The Scott family knew Rachel’s story and wanted to inspire others to make a difference in their schools and communities. In Rachel’s diary she wrote, “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”
MISD elementary schools participate in Rachel’s Challenge, and each campus plans and implements special programming throughout the year. The culture of kindness and compassion is taught, expected, and celebrated at MISD!
For more information, please visit the national website https://rachelschallenge.org/ or ask your child’s school counselor.