Seventeen years ago this month a shooting at Columbine High School took the lives of twelve students and one teacher. Rachel Joy Scott was the first student killed at Columbine. The legacy she left, her story has now been shared with millions of students all over the world. After hearing other Columbine students share their stories of Rachel’s kindness her family decided to start the non-profit Rachel’s Challenge.
"If I can’t have her this is the second best thing. To be able to share her with the world," says Rachel’s dad, Darrell Scott.
Now they have multiple speakers who travel all over the world to share Rachel’s vision to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.
The mission: making schools safer, more connected places where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect.
This Thursday Rachel’s Challenge came to Serra High School. The student’s participated in a student assembly and some even even became more involved by joining the four club friends of Rachel.
"It makes you think about the decisions that you make everyday and how you treat people. And Rachel is an amazing role model for many girls and boys and teenagers across the nation and across the world, " says Serra student Sarah Ruhe.
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