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Recently, Washington High School hosted a Rachel's Challenge Assembly funded by the Washington County SAFE Coalition. Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999. Immediately after the tragedy, her father began to speak around the nation and used writings and drawings from Rachel's many diaries to illustrate the need for a kinder, more compassionate nation. Today, speakers honor Rachel's life by reaching the nation with Rachel's simple profound message. This assembly helps provide students with social/ emotional education that is both colorblind and culturally relevant. It helps train adults to inspire, equip and empower students to affect permanent positive change. It creates a safe learning environment for all students by re-establishing civility and delivering proactive anecdotes to school violence and bullying. As well, it improves academic achievement by engaging students' hearts, heads and hands in the learning process. The MISSION STATEMENT that we can all learn from is: "We exist to inspire, equip and empower every person to create a permanent positive culture change in their school, business and community by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion."


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