Rachel’s Challenge is a nationally recognized anti-bullying program that aims to address bullying at the source by educating both teachers and students on the dangers of bullying. The program is 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.
As part of the program students from local School District U-46 will attend a Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament game, enjoy lunch and participate in the Rachel’s Challenge Anti-Bullying seminar. Teachers and staff will also receive valuable curriculum material allowing them to bring the Rachel’s Challenge initiative back to each of their schools. Visit www.rachelschallenge.org for more information.