5.4 million students skipped school for fear of being bullied and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among teens (CDC). It doesn’t have to be this way. Creating schools less susceptible to bullying and violence is possible. We see it happening every day in diverse schools across North America and around the world.
Rachel’s Challenge provides assemblies, trainings and support materials that form a proactive, preventative intervention focused on social-emotional learning and behavioral health. Programs that get to the root of the problem: student’s hearts and learned behaviors. We help create a safer school by connecting students with themselves, with other students, and with adults in their school community.
After Rachel’s Challenge, schools report less harassment and isolation. They see bullying incidents go down and disciplinary referrals decrease. Seven school shootings that we know of have been prevented. And students, parents and educators report more than 100 suicides averted annually.