Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rachel's Challenge

Thursday Oct 2 @ 7PM
Pomona First Baptist Church
Sponsored by Pomona Peer Resources/PUSD

In student assemblies this week, the students at Ganesha, Garey, and Pomona High Schools were presented with Rachel's Challenge. Tonight the public has an opportunity to be part of the program, which is based in part on Rachel's Scott's compassion during life and information contained in her six diaries. For more information on Rachel, who was the first person killed at the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

If you have the time, this presentation is a wonderful opportunity to witness the proactive, and at times non-academic, steps taken by Pomona Unified to make a difference in the lives of our city's youth. Please arrive well before 7PM to allow additional time to be seated. The doors will close at 7:15PM.

I've copied the following information from their website.

We're working to reach EVERY STUDENT IN AMERICA with our message!

What is the Message?
Students have the power to make PERMANENT, POSITIVE, CULTURAL CHANGE in their schools and communities by accepting the challenge of Rachel Scott to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.

How do we do it?
In 3 words we... MOTIVATE, EDUCATE and ACTIVATE.

Without any politics, religion or profit involved,
We MOTIVATE by grabbing kids hearts in an assembly.
We EDUCATE their heads with training and curriculum.
We help ACTIVATE them to get involved with their hands through exercises and community service.

We accomplish this by using different combinations of programs and materials that are age-appropriate for the specific audience. Curious? If you work with kids and/or are concerned about future generations check us out - who knows, you may just start a chain reaction.

Daily Bulletin Article
Rachel's Challenge website

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