On Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m., Clarendon Hills Middle School is hosting an evening program as part of their commitment to “Rachel’s Challenge” – the event is open to all adult community members and children of at least middle school age.
Principal Griffin Sonntag explains that Rachel’s Challenge focuses on helping students recognize their purpose in life. They are issued five powerful challenges that are based on the writings and life of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine School shootings that took place in 1999.
- Look for the Best in Others – Eliminate Prejudice
- Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated
- Choose Positive Influences
- Speak Words of Kindness – Words Can Hurt, Words Can Heal
- Forgive Yourself and Others
The day’s program consists of a student assembly in the morning, a peer training session in the afternoon, and the evening community event that Sonntag says inspires listeners towards a life of kindness and compassion. The event ends with a specific challenge to students, parents, and community leaders, showing them how they can reinforce the decisions their youth are making. For more information, visit www.rachelschallenge.org.