Friends of Rachel Club!
The FOR (Friends of Rachel) programs are based on the writings and life of 17-year-old Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first student killed during the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Shortly before her death, Rachel wrote:
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a
chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."
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 to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness, compassion, and positive actions.
1. Look for the Best in Others-Eliminate Prejudice
2. Dare to Dream-Set Goals-Keep a Journal
3. Choose Positive influences-Input Determines Output
4. Kind Words + Actions = Huge Results
5. Start a Chain Reaction with Family and Friends