BATAVIA – Batavia Public School District 101 invites the community to share in the Rachel’s Challenge initiative at 6:30 p.m. today at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia.
The program is based on the story of Rachel Scott, whose example of kindness and acceptance was brought to light when she was the first victim in the 1999 Columbine High School tragedy. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., and open seating will be available to the first 850 people.
Rachel’s Challenge exists to inspire, equip and empower individuals to create a positive culture change in their school, business and community by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion, according to a news release from the Batavia School District.
The program encourages participants to examine their own lives in the light of the following five challenges – look for the best in others, dream big, choose positive influences, speak with kindness and start your own chain reaction.
According to Rachel’s Challenge representatives, the community presentation is not appropriate for elementary-age students or younger.