Everyday Heroes

Rachel's Challenge: Make Your Life a Chain Reaction of Kindness

Her family always knew Rachel was special. But they had no idea how extraordinary she was until they found five journals in her room after her death.

Rachel Joy Scott was the first person shot and killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. She was only 17 years old. Her family always knew Rachel was special, but they had no idea how extraordinary she was until they found five journals in her room after her death. Rachel wrote the most insightful, uplifting messages, encouraging anyone who read her words to live to their fullest potential and start a chain reaction of kindness.

(Photo from RachelsChallenge.org )

So overwhelmed by their daughter's compassion and love for others, the Scott family turned Rachel's writings into a powerful and motivational school presentation. I was able to watch one of them at South Park Middle School, outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

This is the story I shot about my experience:

In its 20 years, Rachel's Challenge has reached some 20 million school kids in all 50 states and across forty countries. In Pennsylvania alone, more than sixty schools this school year have shown the program to their students with remarkable results.

You can bring Rachel's Challenge to your school too by clicking here to request more information.

You Might Also Like...

How can you start something good?
The Conversation
More stories you may love

How Saving A Church Is Saving Lives Too

A couple bought an abandoned church and turned it into a community center. What they've created is so much bigger.

They're Saluting Our Veterans Every Day of the Year

Meet the Pittsburghers who are making sure our returning vets have jobs, homes and food, and find out how you can help.

How Goats And The Volunteers Who Love Them Are Saving A Popular Park

They're keeping invasive plants from taking over Pittsburgh's Frick Park by doing what comes naturally. For the goats at least!

Our Mission
Have you ever felt like there's just too much bad news? Ever felt like the world is hopeless, and you're helpless to do anything about it? We did too. That's why we created Sparkt™.
At Sparkt™, we tell powerful stories about great people making a difference in their communities, and we show you how you can make a difference too. Join us, and together, let's #StartSomethingGood!
Sparkt Newsletter
Get positive, uplifting stories in your inbox
Follow Us on Social Media
Download the Mobile App
Sparkt™ is a Rabble Holdings, Inc. Media Brand. © 2020 Rabble Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved.