Franklin students are working to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion by accepting Rachel’s Challenge.
Rachel’s Challenge is a national organization that is working to create school climates that are less susceptible to harassment, bullying and violence. The organization began in 2001 in memory of Rachel Scott, who was the first student to be killed at Columbine High School in 1999.
The program is designed to be age/grade level appropriate and Franklin students are tying this program into the concepts of their already-established HERO program, which encourages students to demonstrate positive behavior.
For the Rachel’s Challenge, students are spending 10 minutes each week writing in their Kindness Journal, sharing either examples of kindness they have witnessed or demonstrated, or writing quotes about kindness that they have researched.
Each student personalized the cover of their Kindness Journal by dipping their hand into paint in Art Class and stamping their cover with their handprint.
Students also affixed their handprint on a large banner that says, “One Act of Kindness Can Start a Chain Reaction.” Please click here
to see some photos of the students decorating their Kindness Journal covers as well as the banner.