TROY - The Rachel’s Challenge program, sponsored by the UVMC Foundation, is coming to students in Miami County schools beginning Sept. 2.
The program is designed to combat bullying and address feelings of isolation through the use of kindness and compassion in daily dealings with others. The program grew from the 1999 Columbine High School shootings and the death of student Rachel Joy Scott. Rachel, 17, had written about kindness and compassion and displayed those traits in her daily dealings with others.
The Rachel’s Challenge program is presented to students from elementary through high school with age-appropriate program content.
Community members across the county are invited to attend any of the following informational session to learn about this insightful program: Sept. 2, 7 p.m., Newton High School; Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Miami East High School; Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Milton Union High School; Sept. 11, 6 p.m., Piqua High School; Sept. 16, 6 p.m., Concord Elementary, Troy; Sept. 18, 6 p.m. Troy High School; Sept. 22, 7 p.m. St. Patrick School, Troy; Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Bethel High School; Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Tippecanoe High School; Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Bradford High School; and Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m., Covington High School.