Rachel’s Challenge Helping Schools Become Safer, More Connected

Garrett County Public Schools is working with Rachel’s Challenge to stimulate academic achievement and social-emotional learning by focusing on the connection between students, faculty, and staff. Using the remarkable story of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School tragedy, Rachel’s Challenge awakens individual hope and purpose, which in turn promotes safer, more connected school communities.

Rachel’s Challenge will take place at each of the following schools on the respective dates:

  • Northern Garrett Middle School – January 10, 2023
  • Southern Garrett Middle School – January 11, 2023
  • Northern Garrett High School – January 12, 2023
  • Southern Garrett High School – January 13, 2023

Each school will view the Rachel’s Challenge presentation, which tells Rachel’s story, and also training for the Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club.

In just over two decades of social-emotional and mental health training, Rachel’s Challenge has reached over 30 million students, educators, and community members. Rachel’s Challenge continues to work hard to turn the ideals of kindness and compassion into actionable strategies that help promote a safe and productive learning environment.

For more information about Rachel’s Challenge, you may visit www.rachelschallenge.org.  For location-specific details about programming, please contact your local school.  For questions about the program in general, please contact the Student Services Department at the Central Office at 301-334-8926.