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St. Anselm School will host the nationally known "Rachel's Challenge" program May 15 at 7 p.m. in…

Rachel’s Challenge Coming to Kelly Hall

St. Anselm School will host the nationally known “Rachel’s Challenge” program May 15 at 7 p.m. in Kelly Hall.

Rachel’s Challenge is a program that exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion. This program is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999.

Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day. Through powerful presentations and trainings, Rachel’s Challenge provides a sustainable solution to problems such as bullying, student isolation, teen suicide and discrimination.

A few weeks after the Columbine tragedy, Darrell Scott, Rachel’s father, spoke to a Congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech has become one of the most widely read on the Internet. Shortly afterwards, he founded Rachel’s Challenge, a bullying and violence abatement program.

Rachel’s Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Her story gives us permission to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities.

The program will be put on for students during the school day and parents and friends are invited to attend the evening session.

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