Rachel’s Challenge is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel’s Challenge provides a continual improvement process for schools designed to awaken the learner in every child. We motivate and equip students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools and communities.
The Rocklin Education Foundation sponsors Rachel’s Challenge activity within Rocklin public schools, providing personal development and emotional growth opportunities for students and teachers alike.
The Rachel’s Challenge assembly provides Spring View students with an opportunity to hear the story of a young lady who truly created a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Rachel’s five challenges are shared with students during the assembly and are touched upon in greater depth during our follow up lessons throughout the school year. These activities are designed to engage students in conversation about how their daily actions can generate acts of kindness and compassion in their own lives and those of others. Students commit to the challenges by signing their name on a Rachel’s Challenge banner, which is proudly displayed at our school front and is frequently discussed by both students and staff. Rachel’s Challenge provides our campus with common language to support our efforts to maintain and build upon our positive school culture.
Spring View Middle School