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Rachelís Challenge comes to RTHS Jan. 21

Posted: Friday, Jan 18th, 2013


Rochelle Township High School student Bre Torres shows one of the posters for Rachelís Challenge that are hung around the RTHS campus.


Rachel Joy Scott believed she would touch millions.

Every day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed. By turning the story of a tragic death at Columbine High School into a mission for change, Rachelís Challenge helps create safer learning environments and itís making a world-wide impact.

Rachelís Challenge is a series of student empowerment strategies that can equip students and adults to combat bullying, to ally 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. Rachel 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,



For the complete article see the 01-17-2013 issue.

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