May 07, 2012
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (May 7, 2012) – The Osage Nation Counseling Center will host Rachel’s Challenge, an anti-bullying program and foundation, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 in the Pawhuska High School Gym.
The program was founded by Darrell Scott, whose 17-year-old daughter, Rachel, was murdered in 1999 by two classmates at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. Rachel’s acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for the program.
The universal message of kindness and compassion told by Rachel’s story has been heard by students across the nation and in several countries around the world. The program has prevented more than 350 suicides since 2008, drastically reduced bullying and, in some instances, prevented school shootings.
The Osage Nation Counseling Center sponsored Rachel’s Challenge in December of 2011 in Hominy. Students from Shidler and Fairfax will also participate in the program.