Loveland invitation: LMS welcomes community to attend Rachel’s Challenge
Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2013
We are pleased to extend an invitation to you to attend the Rachel’s Challenge Community Event 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Loveland Middle School (LMS) Auditorium. Rachel’s Challenge is a program designed to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion. Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. The LMS program includes two morning seminars for students, one afternoon training session for students and staff members, and the evening community event.
“We feel extremely fortunate to be hosting Rachel’s Challenge at Loveland Middle School for both our students and the community,” said Meghan Lawson, LMS assistant principal. “This is an opportunity for all of us – administrators, teachers, parents and students – to examine the current climate and see how we can improve our culture for the better.”
Students around the world have experienced the universal message of kindness and compassion told by Rachel’s story. Since inception, more than 17 million people have heard Rachel’s story in live settings. According to the Rachel’s Challenge program, as a result of the sessions at least eight school shootings have been prevented, and more than 500 suicides have been averted. To learn more about Rachel’s Challenge visit www.rachelschallenge.org.