Program Title

Rachels Challenge Program with community Event
Provider Name
Rachel's Challenge
Jo Anne Allen

Centennial , CO 80111

Program Description
Rachel’s Challenge is an interactive school assembly/character education program. The program is based on the life of Rachel Scott, who was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20th, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the contents of her six diaries, have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America. The Rachel’s Challenge process was developed in conjunction with Dr. Robert Marzano and is a tier one intervention that provides measurable and sustainable improvements in school climate and culture, student mental health, bullying, and other core competencies. The objective is to motivate and equip students and staff with practical processes and tools to sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Due to the Rachel’s Challenge experience: • More than 150 suicides or other violent acts are averted annually. • Eight known school shootings averted. • Thousands of Friends of Rachel service clubs serve their schools and communities. The Community Event introduces Rachel and her story to parents, school staff, and community members using stories from her life and writings. This event is typically held in the evening. It is similar in content and intensity to the Rachel’s Challenge high school program. The Community Event shows the profound positive impact we have on those around us. It demonstrates to the listener the power of deliberately reaching out to others to start what Rachel called a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. The Community Event encourages participants to examine their own lives in the light of the following 5 challenges. Challenges: 1. Look for the Best in Others 2. Dream Big 3. Choose Positive Influences 4. Speak with Kindness 5. Start your own Chain Reaction

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Additional Resources 
There are no evaluations available for this program.

Program Recommendations
K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,Professional Development

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Curriculum Connections 
Social Emotional Learning , Character Development , ,

Culturally Responsive 

Cost Single: 4600.00
Cost Multiple:

30 minutes