Nashville School District #49 is inviting the community to join them in beginning Rachel’s Challenge, an inspirational event, on Wednesday, August 24, at 7 PM in the Nashville Primary School gym.
Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999.
Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year.
Superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and student bring Rachel’s Challenge into their schools because of escalating problems including: bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination, school violence, and increased disciplinary actions.
Through powerful presentations, trainings, community events, and professional development, Rachel’s Challenge provides a sustainable solution.
“We are looking forward to proactively addressing negative behaviors in our schools and our community,” said Nashville District 49 Superintendent Michael Brink, “It is our hope that Rachel’s Challenge will help bring about positive change in how we all interact with others.”
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.
Rachel’s Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Rachel’s 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 universal message of kindness and compassion told by Rachel’s story has been heard by over 21 million people around the world, preventing at least 8 school shootings and over 500 suicides.
The Scott family and other Rachel’s Challenge certified presenters have reached millions more on popular media outlets like CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Oprah, Dateline, O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and numerous others. This message also includes books authored by Rachel’s father, Darrell Scott, featuring bestseller, “Rachel’s Tears.”
Larry Scott, Rachel’s uncle, will be our guest on August 24t to speak about Rachel’s Challenge at the Nashville Primary School gym at 7 PM.
All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. It is recommended to be limited to children ages 7th grade and up.
More information about Rachel’s Challenge is available at www.rachelschallenge.org.