Harlingen CISD participates in a nationwide campaign said to reduce bullying and violence among teens.
It’s called Rachel’s Challenge. A program created to promote kindness. The program focuses on the life of Rachel Joy Scott. She was the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.
School leaders say what they hope to accomplish with this message.
Pedro Sanchez, Coakley Middle School Principal says, “It’s important for us to show them how to be good people. Not just show them academia but also persons. We’re looking forward to what our students are able to do and we’re very confident that it will have a culture on the campus.”
The program reaches over 1.5 million people each year. Harlingen CISD says sharing these experiences comes at a crucial time for students.