Sealy students join Rachel’s Challenge


"Rachel’s Challenge is a presentation/program that exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999.

Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year. Superintendents and principals bring Rachel’s Challenge into their schools to help prevent problems such as: bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination and school violence.

Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day. Rachel’s Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Rachel’s story gives us permission to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities."

Friends of Rachel is an open club in which anyone can participate and join! Our goal is to create a campus climate that is safe, welcoming, and filled with kindness and compassion. A cultural change in our school can be accomplished by filling our school with kindness. This happens through large and small acts of kindness performed for groups of people and individuals.

Sealy High School had its first FOR club meeting last week, following the general assembly. More than 100 students attended and discussed ideas on how to promote a climate of kindness and inclusion at their school.


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