Maypearl ISD will present two, 60-minute programs of Rachelís Challenge during the day for its middle and high school students on Wednesday, Aug. 31, with another program at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maypearl for the community.

Rachelís Challenge is an anti-violence and anti-bullying program that motivates students to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion within their school and surrounding community.

Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Rachelís acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for Rachelís Challenge, a life-changing school program. Her brother, Craig, was in the library that day and lost two close friends and narrowly escaped death himself. He was the only student at Columbine who was in the library, the worst of the killing zone, and also lost a sibling.

In 2008, more than 1.3 million students experienced Rachelís Challenge. The program has been credited with preventing numerous suicides and drastically reducing bullying.