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Rachel's Challenge Comments

Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and ally feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott who was the first student killed at Columbine High School 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 she 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." Rachel's Challenge was started by Rachel's dad and stepmom, Darrell and Sandy Scott when they realized that Rachel’s writings and drawings not only had an impact on her friends and classmates, but also resonated with students around the world.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cost:

Free

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Location:

Student Center Theater
Student Center - Sondra and David S. Mack
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


Contact:

Alexandra Engelson


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