, in partnership with the is taking a proactive approach to the issue of bullying by proposing the creation of a culture of compassion within our schools and community.
This project brings Rachel’s Challenge to children in grades 5-12, as well as, reaching parents and community members during an evening event.
The innovational approach of Rachel’s Challenge empowers students and adults alike to take ownership within their own schools and communities to start a “chain reaction of kindness and compassion” inspired by the life of Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. The focus is neither on the shooters nor the horrific images of the shooting, rather the focus is on Rachel and her message. It is a simple yet powerful message that promotes the concept that one act of kindness can start a chain reaction.
Both staff and students will be given permission to step forward and make a difference in their school and community at large.
During the first week of December, school assemblies will take place at and s as well as . The program culminates with a free Community Event on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stonington High School Auditorium.
Please contact Stonington Human Services at 860-535-5015 for more information.
Information provided in a press release.