South Colby Elementary hosting Rachel's Challenge presentation

South Colby Elementary School will host a Rachel's Challenge presentation at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, and the public is welcome.

Rachel's Challenge is a program that was developed by the family of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine school shooting tragedy in 1999.

After the tragedy, Rachel's family discovered journals and papers she had written outlining her personal philosophy about how people should treat each other. They also found out in speaking with many people that Rachel had been living her personal philosophy for some time and was known throughout her school and community as a person who stood up for others and made great efforts to reach people who were otherwise ignored by most kids and people; she lived her desire to start a chain reaction of kindness.

The purpose of bringing the program to South Kitsap School District is to help students learn how to treat each other with more compassion and kindness, and to take the lessons they learn at the assemblies with them to their homes and the community. The program is aimed at helping kids become more empathetic toward others, curb bullying, and treat others with respect.

To learn more about Rachel's Challenge, visit the website.

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