• FOR Club

    Welcome to

    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. 

    Rachel's Challenges:

    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