Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rachel's Challenge

Community Event ~ Rachel's Challenge
September 9, 2013 - 7 PM - auditorium
 


From the Avonworth website: 

Rachel Scott was the first student killed in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, but through the Rachel’s Promise nonprofit (http://www.rachelschallenge.org/) her life has continued to represent mutual respect and understanding in an ongoing effort to curb school bullying and violence in our schools.  The Avonworth High School and Middle School will be hosting a Rachel’s Challenge community event in addition to student activities on September 9 at 7p.m. at the high school/middle school auditorium in order to share Rachel’s story and message of random acts of kindness and compassion with the general public. 

On the morning of September 9, one hundred Avonworth Middle School and High School students will learn of Rachel’s story as well as undergo the Friends of Rachel Training in order to form their own Friends of Rachel’s Club and influence their peers to embrace Rachel’s message of compassion.  The Rachel’s Challenge mission is to reduce potential harassing behavior among students as well as to encourage students to perform their own acts of kindness.

The community event, open to the public, will feature a Rachel’s Challenge presenter who will also tell Rachel’s story and demonstrate how individuals can spread the message of compassion.