Archive for May 2nd, 2012
A few weeks ago we considered the legacy left by Rachel Scott, first victim of the Columbine school shooting, in the form of Rachel’s Challenge – an organisation that seeks to change children’s lives, one good deed at a time.
I mentioned in that blog that many schools now have “Friends of Rachel” Clubs, or “Rachel’s Challenge” Clubs. One such club that has just come to my attention is that run by students from Naaman Forest High School, Garland, Texas, who regularly treat children from Jonathan’s Place shelter for abused and neglected children to outings, such as one they organised last Saturday to nearby Richardson, where they were able to hang out together at the Eastside shopping centre, enjoying food, face painting and dancing.
With so much attention focusing lately on the spectre of bullying in schools, it’s really heart-warming to hear that some kids are actually helping other (less fortunate) kids have a great time, rather than adding to their problems. Rachel’s vision of a “chain reaction of kindness” certainly seems to be spot on.