Rachel Scott, the first victim in the Columbine shootings wrote and spoke this powerful message, “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”
Rachel Scott was known for being kind to everyone she met. An essay she wrote months before her tragic death, “ My Ethics, My Code of Life” was used to create a national organization, Rachel’s Challenge, in Rachel’s honor. JMU Friends of Rachel is the first college level chapter. Its primary goal is to promote kindness around campus and in the Harrisonburg community through community service. Some of our past events include: a senior prom, assisting at various elementary schools in the community, a kindness week held at JMU, and workshops on preventing bullying.
The JMU community has the wonderful opportunity to hear her father, Darrell Scott, speak Friday night March 25th 2011 at 7 PM in Memorial Hall. Darrell Scott will inform our community about the culture of violence: bullying, harassment, and other violent behaviors. This empowering presentation will make you want to start your own chain reaction of kindness!
~Marie Costantini, Friends of Rachel JMU President