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Rachel’s Challenge Community Presentation Postponed

Friday, March 13, 2020 -

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UPDATE: The Rachel's Challenge Community Presentation has been postponed until the fall.

On March 16, Liverpool Central School District community members

are invited to learn more about Rachel’s Challenge, a program “dedicated to making schools safer, more connected places where bullying and isolation are replaced with kindness and respect; where learning and teaching are awakened to their fullest.”

This 60-minute program, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the SRM Cafeteria, will share the inspiring story of Rachel Joy Scott whose example of kindness and acceptance was brought to light when she became the first victim of the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999. Conveyed through stories from Rachel’s life and writings, the presentation shows the profound positive impact people can have on others, as well as demonstrates the power of deliberately reaching out in word and action to start what Rachel called “a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.”

The recommended audience for the community presentation is seventh grade and up.

In addition to the community presentation on March 16, SRM seventh- and eighth-graders will attend a similar presentation geared toward students in the morning. In the afternoon, a select group of students will participate in a Friends of Rachel Training Session so students can put into practice what they learned during the assembly and foster a permanent culture of kindness and compassion at school.

Rachel’s Challenge is a national non-profit that exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Since its inception, Rachel’s Challenge has made a positive impact in the lives of millions of people each year. Through powerful presentations, trainings, community events and professional development, Rachel’s Challenge provides sustainable solutions for issues such as bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination and school violence.

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