Hazelwood Southeast Middle School staff would like to invite students, parents and community members to attend its Rachel’s Challenge event, on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Hazelwood Southeast Middle located at 918 Prigge Road, St. Louis.
The presentation will be given by members of Rachel Scott’s family and other guest speakers, sharing testimonies of Rachel’s life, drawings and writings. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999.
Rachel’s Challenge is a national initiative to defeat school violence, bullying and teen suicide. Each 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, Rachel's Challenge is helping create safer learning environments and making a world-wide impact.
Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair, by creating a culture of kindness and compassion.
Rachel’s Impact shows the positive influence that we have on those around us. It also demonostrates to the listener the power of deliberately reaching out in word and action to others, to start what Rachel called, “a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.” It encourages participants to examine their own lives.
This event is free of charge and open to the public.