Rachel Joy Scott was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings. In the weeks after the tragedy, her father, Darrell Scott, spoke to a Congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech is one of the most widely viewed on the internet.
Rachel’s writings and her life were testaments to kindness and compassion. More than 21 million students, teachers, parents and officials in the United States and abroad have participated in the legacy known as Rachel’s Challenge.
On Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., MTHS will welcome all members of the community to experience Rachel’s Challenge. This powerful free event is designed to inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.
Rachel’s Challenge is an opportunity for schools and communities to turn the tide on student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination, and school violence.
Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance can motivate each and every individual to consider the impact of actions on others.
The event is open to everyone in the community from seventh grade to adult. It will serve as a culmination to a day dedicated to launching a lifetime of kindness.
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