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Rachel's Challenge @ PBSD

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 their schools because of escalating problems such as bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination, school violence, and increased disciplinary actions. Through powerful presentations, training, community events, and professional development, Rachel’s Challenge provide a 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.

Rachel’s Challenge Building Stories

April's District Activities

April’s focus for Rachel’s Challenge was to speak and act with kindness. Our
buildings have done a phenomenal job this month– take a look!

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March's District Activities

March’s focus for Rachel’s Challenge was to choose positive influences. Let’s check out how our students engaged in this message!

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February's District Activities

February’s focus was to accept and include others. Below you will find how our students at Plum Borough School District are working on this through Rachel’s Challenge and other school activities!

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