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Rachel's Challenge

Each day 160,000 students do not attend school because that is the place where they are bullied, teased and harassed. By turning a tragic death at Columbine High School into a mission for change, Rachel’s Challenge is dedicated to making schools safer, more connected places for students and educators to live and learn.


Rachel's challenge banner that hangs at BCIS part of the kindness promise


Rachel's Challenge Objectives for Schools:

  • Create a safe learning environment for all students by re-establishing civility and delivering proactive antidotes to school violence and bullying.
  • Improve academic achievement by engaging students' hearts, heads and hands in the learning process.
  • Provide students with social/emotional education that is culturally relevant.
  • Train adults to inspire, equip and empower students to affect permanent positive change.