This is what a lot of us here are talking about this month. As we look at our own children, and we worry about our kids growing up to be God-fearing, loving adults, we look to programs like “Rachel’s Challenge” to help our kids throughout their high school years.
Rachel Scott was the first victim in the Columbine High shootings in 1999. Her assailant was another student and, by all accounts, he was affected by what appeared to be bullying. It ended horribly. It’s hard to believe that every day 160,000 students intentionally skip school for fear of being bullied. Rachel’s dad, Darrell Scott, found some diaries that she wrote, in which she called for peace and humanity. He took these beliefs and developed “Rachel’s Challenge.”
Ouachita Parish schools are now in the process of implementing Rachel’s Challenge throughout their schools, in the attempt to curb not only bullying, but suicide and other difficulties our children face in their teen years, as well.
You can find out more about Rachel’s Challenge by visiting them online at RachelsChallenge.org. You can also reach the local coordinator for Rachel’s Challenge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-203-5712.