Chain Reaction Kindness
Yesterday marked the 13th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. As a long time advocate of the program, I just wanted to take a moment to remember Rachel and the kindness she exemplified and the positive impact her family has made in her memory. The Rachel's Challenge program created by Rachel's family after her death in the shooting continues to touch lives daily by sharing their assemblies with schools across the country and spreading her message of chain reaction kindness. The program tells of Rachel's commitment to kindness and the family's determination to share her message inspired by her journal writings. The intention of the challenge is to create a permanent cultural change in schools and businesses across the country by delivering proactive antidotes to bullying.
Rachel believed in the power of kindness and lived her life accordingly. She lost her life as the first victim in the shooting at the age of 17. Her message of chain reaction kindness has been carried across he globe due to the tireless efforts of the organization and its supporters. Designed to bring students together and break down barriers, the Challenge gives presentations to corporations as well.
The students have taken the chain reaction idea literally by writing acts of kindness on pieces of paper and creating a chain link of compassion and kindness.
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. - Rachel Scott