The Milford School District will commemorate National Anti-Bullying Month by presenting the nationally-recognized Rachel’s Challenge program to students and parents/guardians on Monday.
“In June, I attended the National Association of School Resources Officers Conference in Orlando, Fla., and was introduced to ‘Rachel’s Challenge,’ one of the most impactful presentations I have seen,” Milford school resources officer PFC Joey Melvin said. “I would like to invite [the public] to experience this amazing presentation and see what Milford is doing for our students and, hopefully, spread the message throughout our state.”
Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of 17-year-old Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999. Following her death, Scott’s father began speaking at schools and using his daughter’s writings and drawings to “illustrate the need for a kinder, more compassionate nation.”
The Rachel’s Challenge presentation is now used throughout the country and, to date, has reached more than 18 million people.
Students at Milford Central Academy and Milford High School will hear the presentation’s anti-bullying message in assemblies scheduled during the school day, while another presentation will be made available to the public in the high school’s auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served staring at 6 p.m.
For more information about Rachel’s Challenge, visit www.rachelschallenge.org.
To RSVP for Monday’s presentation, please contact Melvin by calling (302) 430-7918 or email him at JMelvin@msdk.12.de.us.
The Rachel’s Challenge presentation in Milford has been funded with assistance from the Milford Lions Club.