What is Rachel's Challenge?
Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year.
Superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and students bring Rachel’s Challenge into theirschools because of escalating problems such as: bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination,school violence, and increased disciplinary actions. Through powerful presentations, trainings, community events, and professional development, Rachel’s Challenge provides the sustainable solution.
Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day. Rachel’s Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Rachel’s story gives us permission to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities.
This is a district-wide initiative to increase kindness through each building.
Plum High School Student Kick-Off: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Community Night: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 (evening)
O'block Junior High/Holiday Park Elementary Kick-Off: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Community Night: Thursday, November 4, 2021 (evening)
Pivik Elementary/Center Elementary: Friday, November 5, 2021 (no community night)