With recent events in Newtown, CT. let’s recall the message of Rachel Scott, Rachel’s Challenge…
Rachel’s Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Shortly before her death she wrote,
“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”
If you recall, we had Rachel’s Challenge come to our community last year. We need to dig deep and reconnect with her message. Today and each day, let’s try to keep kindness and compassion for one another in our interactions with each other. A little kindness can go a long way!