‘Rachel’s Challenge’ Set for Tonight at Brookville High School


BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Brookville Area School District and P.A.T.H.S. will present a free community event tonight at the Brookville Area High School.

Rachel’s Challenge is an inspiring true story of the kindness and compassion of Rachel Joy Scott whose life was tragically cut short during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.

But that was only the beginning of the story. After her death, many students that Rachel reached out to shared stories with the Scotts about the profound impact her simple acts of kindness had on their lives, even preventing one young man for taking his own life. They soon realized the transformational effect of Rachel’s story and started the non-profit organization that is Rachel’s Challenge today.

In the seventeen years since twelve innocent lives were lost, including Rachel, her legacy has touched 22 million people and is the foundation for creating programs that promote a positive climate in K-12 schools. Her vision to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion is the basis for our mission: Making schools safer, more connected places where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect, and where learning and teaching are awakened to their fullest. And it works!

Rachel’s Challenge programs provide a sustainable, evidence-based framework for positive climate and culture in schools.

According to the Rachel’s Challenge website, “Fully implemented, partner schools achieve statistically significant gains in community engagement, faculty/student relationships, leadership potential, and school climate, along with reductions in bullying, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.”

The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. at Brookville High School, located at 96 Jenks Street, Brookville, Pa.

Free childcare will be available for children in 5th grade and below.

For more information, visit RachelsChallenge.org

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