SPOKANE, Wash. -- Students across the Inland Northwest have been impacted by a program called Rachel's Challenge.
Rachel's Challenge is a kindness campaign to reduce bullying in our schools. The campaign was created after Rachel Scott was shot and killed in the Columbine High School shooting nearly 12 years ago.
The Rachel's Challenge program was inspired by an essay Rachel wrote before she died. She titled her essay, "My Ethics, My Codes of Life". In it she wrote the following: "I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same, people never know how far a little kindness can go."
More than 15 million people have seen the Rachel's Challenge program making it the largest training & assembly program in the United States. Schools report the pro-kindness program drastically cuts down on bullying and increases attendance. Thirteen years after her death, Rachel's chain reaction of compassion is alive and leaving an indelible impression on the lives of so many people!
KREM 2 couldn't be more excited about seeing schools continue to step up and accept Rachel's Challenge. We are also very excited about the changes seen in schools that have accepted Rachel's Challenge.
Please watch the videos to see how Rachel's Challenge is creating a positive atmosphere for our local area schools.
To learn more about Rachel's Challenge and how to get your school involved click here.
KREM 2 would also like to give a big thank you to our sponsors, the program wouldn't be as successful as it is with out our great partners, Sterling Bank and Mercedes Benz of Spokane