Rachel's Challenge is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel's Challenge provides a continual improvement process for schools designed to awaken the learner in every child. Students are motivated and equipped to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools and communities.
The Friends of Rachel Club at the Halsted Middle School allows students to partner with Rachel's Challenge to continue the chain reaction of kindness and compassion in the school and within the community. Children are challenged to:
- Create a safe learning environment for all students by re-establishing civility and delivering proactive anecdotes to school violence and bullying;
- Improve academic achievement by engaging students' hearts, heads and hands in the learning process;
- Provide students with social/emotional education that is both colorblind and culturally relevant;
- Train adults to inspire, equip and empower students to effect permanent positive change.
For more information about the Rachel's Challenge program at Project Launch Newton, call 973-940-3500, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.