WALES — Parents and community members are invited to Oak Hill High School from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday – to learn about Rachel’s Challenge.

The program is designed to promote kindness and compassion and foster a safe, supportive environment in schools.

Rachel’s Challenge was founded by Darrell Scott, and named after his daughter, Rachel Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999.

Students from Oak Hill High School and Oak Hill Middle School in Sabattus will gather at the high school during the school day. Students also will have the opportunity to get training to learn how they can implement Rachel’s Challenge in school.

“I am hoping this will be the beginning of an ongoing program involving our students in promoting schools that are safe, compassionate and conducive to helping everyone succeed,” said James Hodgkin, superintendent of Regional School Unit 4, Litchfield, Sabattus and Wales.

The presenters of Rachel’s Challenge program include Rachel Scott’s family and their friends.

The program has been presented at Erskine Academy, South China and Skowhegan Area High School.

More information is available at

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