NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. - Teaching children about the dangers of bullying has become a top priority in schools across the country, and in Northborough, that message is being taken to new heights with Rachel's Challenge.
Rachel's Challenge is a program created by the family of Rachel Scott, a 17-year-old girl who was the first student killed during the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.
The campaign captures Rachel's compassion and kindness that she showed to everyone she met, and aims to educate young people about how they can make a positive impact on others.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Melican Middle School will host several speakers from Rachel's Challenge to talk with Northborough students in grades six through eight about treating others in a more respectful manner.
Later that evening, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., parents and other community members are invited to the MMS Teaching Center for a presentation and discussion about Rachel's Challenge.
The event is being sponsored on behalf of the MMS Parent Teacher Organization.
For more information about the program, visit www.rachelschallenge.org.