Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy; however, that is not why she will be remembered by students, business people and community members across the country. Based on the positive way she lived her life and the thoughts and challenges she posed in her diaries, which were found after her death, her family created a program for schools across America called Rachel’s Challenge.
The Mission of Rachel’s Challenge is “…to inspire, equip and empower every person to create a permanent positive culture change in their school, business and community by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.”
The program begins with a motivating presentation for the entire school and is followed up with training for both staff and students, who are challenged to continue the message of positive change throughout the school year. An evening presentation is offered for parents and community leaders. The focus of this presentation is to challenge adults to have a positive influence on the choices that the youth of their community are making.
Rachel’s Story (the middle school version of Rachel’s Challenge) will be presented at Norwell Middle School on Tuesday, October 26. Rachel’s Challenge will be presented at Norwell High School on Wednesday, October 27. The presentation for parents will be held in the auditorium at Norwell High School on Wednesday, October 27 at 7 p.m.