Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools News Article

9/24 - Rachel's Challenge

"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 Scott 

September 24, 2019 – Rachel’s Challenge is coming to Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools with the goal of empowering students and community members to spread kindness and compassion among one another. There will be presentations for both students and the public to attend throughout a series of events. 

Rachel’s Challenge is an internationally-known, non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel's Challenge provides a continuous improvement process designed to awaken the learner in every child. The program motivates and equips students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools and communities.

"Rachel's acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the contents of her six diaries, have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America." 

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the Rachel’s Challenge program will be introduced at an assembly for high school students in the morning. In the afternoon, student leaders will be trained to carry out the message of Rachel’s Challenge by creating the Friends of Rachel’s (FOR) Club that all students may be part of.  Parents and community members are invited to attend an hour long Rachel’s Challenge presentation in the evening of September 24th beginning at 6:00 PM. Representatives of Rachel’s Challenge will be on hand to introduce the program. 

Light refreshments will be served at the evening event.

To learn more about Rachel’s Challenge, visit the website: www.rachelschallenge.org

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