EDMOND — The public is invited to a free presentation by Rachel's Challenge, a nonprofit organization aimed at empowering students and preventing bullying, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Edmond Memorial High School, 1000 E 15 St.
The program is a series of lectures based on the life and writings of Rachel Scott, who was killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.
Rachel's Challenge was started by her father and stepmother, Darrell and Sandy Scott, of Littleton, Colo.
Rachel's journal entries indicated a strong stance against bullying and her belief in the triumph of good in the human spirit. Today, a group of people who have been touched by her life travels the country sharing her story and strategies that others can use to combat bullying.
“Rachel's acts of kindness and compassion have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America,” Edmond School Superintendent David Goin said. “This program seeks to change the cultures of both schools and communities by promoting kindness, compassion and respect at all levels.”
The program is funded by a grant from the Cox Connects Foundation and will be implemented at all Edmond high schools and elementary schools. The program was presented at middle schools last year.
School officials invite parents and patrons to learn about the program their children are experiencing.
For more information on Rachel's Challenge, go to www.rachelschallenge.org.