"I HAVE THIS THEORY THAT IF ONE PERSON WILL GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO SHOW COMPASSION, THAN IT WILL START A CHAIN REACTION OF THE SAME." RACHEL JOY SCOTT
NORTH COLLINS JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL ACCEPTS RACHEL'S CHALLENGE!
Rachel’s Challenge is a school-wide program that focuses on teaching students how to treat others with kindness and compassion. The program is based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. North Collins Jr-Sr High School students participate in Rachel's Challenge events, kindness projects and awareness activities that promote respect, tolerance and compassion throughout the school year.
Rachel's Closet is student operated by our Friends of Rachel Club. The closet is a project idea that was created by Friends of a Rachel's Club at another school district in order to help other students. What started in one school district in another state is popping up in many Rachel's Challenge Schools across the country. North Collins is no different, Rachel's Closet is not just for the kids who are in need, it's also for the kids that work in the closet. These students are part of it by donating items, their time, soliciting donations, and helping others. It creates a wonderful culture!
- Rachel's Closet offers clothing and shoes in young adult sizes for North Collins Jr.-Sr. High School students in need.
- Rachel's Closet also has school supplies, hygiene items, and food.
Students can request a personal shopping experience with Mrs. Ward! To schedule your confidential one-on-one shopping experience, please email Mrs. Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time. You can also stop into the Guidance Office to see her if that's more convenient.