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Rachel’s Challenge programs provide a sustainable, evidence-based framework for positive climate and culture in our schools. Fully implemented, partner schools achieve statistically significant gains in community engagement, faculty/student relationships, leadership potential, and school climate; along with reductions in bullying, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Every year:
- Over 1.5 million people are involved in Rachel’s Challenge programs.
- More than 1,200 schools and businesses are reached.
- Over 150 suicides are averted.
- Bullying and violence decrease.
- Community service and acts of kindness increase.
Today, Rachel’s Challenge exists to inspire and equip every person to create a permanent positive change not only in themselves, but in their schools, their businesses and communities. We have a comprehensive set of age-appropriate programs for K-12, college and business. The objectives of these programs are all the same; to continue Rachel’s legacy of kindness and compassion and to:
- Help schools and businesses become safer, more connected places to live and learn.
- Stimulate real culture change by actively involving the entire community in the process.
- Change lives by providing culturally relevant social/emotional training.
- Increase achievement and ensure results by engaging the participants’ heart, head and hands in a continuing improvement process.
Our mission is to bring awareness, acceptance and hope to all children with special needs. We desire to be a catalyst for change and want to partner with parents, teachers and community leaders to help raise a generation of children that are aware and unafraid of people that look and act differently.
Our hope is that parents and schools read these books to help educate and encourage children to ask questions and to inspire kindness and compassion.