Other TitlesEAPA's 2013 World EAP Conference
Rachel's Challenge: Answering Violence with Kindness and Compassion
DescriptionRachel Scott was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Her story has transformed businesses, schools, and communities with a simple but profound message. EAPA's 2013 opening keynote presentation provides an inspiring example of how small, deliberate acts of kindness and acceptance start a chain reaction of compassion that empowers us to positively affect the climate of our workplaces, schools, and communities. Rachel's Challenge exists to equip and inspire people to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. The story of 17-year-old Rachel Joy Scott, whose small acts forever changed the lives of those she touched, is one that EAPA attendees will never forget. Through her example, Rachel's Challenge is making a positive impact on the lives of millions of people every year.
Scott, Rachel (Rachel Joy)
Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Colo., 1999