Yesterday there was a presentation at my school regarding the Columbine shooting back in 1999 called Rachel's Challenge. I didnt really know what was the importance of the presentation was until i was told about the horrible shooting that took place back in Colorado. This presentation was to conmemorate Rachel Joy Scott, a high school teenager with big dreams that unfortunately were intererrupted by a bullet back in 1999.
Rachel's challenge is an organization devoted to stop bullying nationwide and to present to the students a set of challenges to become better people. These challenges consisted of being a better person by helping someone, dreaming big, and most of all to start a chain reaction of kindness. The objective ws simple, to create a safe environment for every student to feel safe and provide emotional education.
I have never encountered or been a victim of bullying, but I know words hurt. The people we meet at school could have many problems that we simply do not know about and speaking to them in an ugly manner does not make anythings easier. I was inspired to make a difference and I know my problem with people is that I lack patience, but with this presentation i will be a better person to make a person a day smile.
Living on the border, the Latinos are the ones that are "taking over" because now we see more hispanics throughout the nation than ever before. Being the minority in the United States, we are prime victims or bullying and harrassment, but with Rachel's Challenge everyone can make a difference. Take a stand and begin a chain reaction because you never know how much you could be helping someone that has lost their meaning in life.
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."-Rachel Joy Scott