By Susan Hiland
A program born out of the Columbine High School killings more than a decade ago brought a message of inclusiveness Wednesday to children and parents in Fairfield.
Rachel’s Challenge is a series of programs and strategies designed to empower children and motivate educators, according to the organization’s website. The purpose of the programs is to equip children and adults to create and sustain safe, caring and supportive learning environments that are essential for academic achievement.
The programs are based on the writings and life of 17-year-old Rachel Scott, who was the first student killed in 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.