Anti-bullying events are open to the communityPosted September 13, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Filed Under: Front Page, Village Mill
Rachel’s Challenge is coming to several schools this month. Named for Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999, Rachel’s Challenge encourages people to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.
An important part of Rachel’s Challenge is building a supportive community, so parents and other community members are welcome to attend any of these informative sessions:
• Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at Bird High, 10301 Courthouse Road
• Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Manchester High, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road
• Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at Thomas Dale High, 3626 W. Hundred Road
• Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at Midlothian High, 401 Charter Colony Parkway
• Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at Robious Middle, 2701 Robious Crossing Drive
During the community sessions, parents will learn about Rachel’s Challenge and discover ways they can support their students and school in starting a chain reaction of kindness. The Rachel’s Challenge presentation includes graphic images from Columbine, so parents are advised not to bring to a community session children younger than sixth grade or children who might become overwhelmed by the intensity of the presentation.
Last year, five Chesterfield County schools held Rachel’s Challenge events and created Friends of Rachel clubs. This year, five additional schools will hold Rachel’s Challenge assemblies, followed by training for students interested in forming Friends of Rachel clubs. These student-focused activities are not open to the public.