“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.” Rachel Joy Scott
Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Rachel’s Challenge is a national non-profit organization that provide sustainable, evidence-based framework to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion.
- Over 1.5 million people are involved in Rachel’s Challenge programs.
- More than 1,200 schools and businesses are reached.
- Over 150 suicides are averted.
- Bullying and violence decrease.
- Community service and acts of kindness increase.
Brunswick, New Hanover & Pender County have brought Rachel’s Challenge into several of their middle and high schools. Please contact your local school to see if there is a Friends of Rachel (FOR) club in your area.
For more information on Rachel’s Challenge, please visit www.rachelschallenge.org.