Rachel’s Challenge Returns to Lakeland CSD

Larry Scott talking to members of Friends of Rachel club

Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine shootings and since then her family has used writings and drawings from her many diaries to illustrate the need for a kinder, more compassionate nation. Sixth and seventh grade students at Copper Beech Middle School attended a presentation about Rachel Scott and afterwards the Friends of Rachel Club took part in training in how to carry out Rachel’s message. Students learned about a message of tolerance, kindness, compassion, and respect. The 40 students taking part in the program learned how they can make a difference in their school. The presenter and trainer was Rachel’s uncle, Larry Scott. His two teenagers were present at Columbine High School the day of the shooting.
       Rachel’s Challenge exists to stand alongside education professionals at every level to inspire, equip and empower students from K-12 to make a positive difference in their world. Rachel’s Challenge’s mission is to inspire, equip and empower every person to create a permanent positive culture change in their school, business and community by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. The return visit of Rachel’s Challenge was funded through a Lakeland Education Foundation grant.
Photo courtesy of Lakeland CSD