On behalf of Peters Township Character Counts, Shelly Belcher of the PT School District, and Jocelyn Lynch of PT Character Counts, received a check with the funds the Beinhauer Photo Booth raised during the Peters Township Community Day this summer. This donation will be used to prepare for the September 25 Kickoff event for “Rachel’s Challenge” being implemented in the Peters Township School District in the 2018/19 school year.
Rachel’s Challenge is a peer mentoring initiative for students, which is named after Rachel Scott, the first student to be shot at Columbine, but remembered and honored for her theory that “if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.” The program seeks to make schools safer, more connected places, where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect.
The Kickoff event for our school district will feature Rachel’s father, Mr. Darrell Scott, who will talk about his daughter’s life, death, and the impact her words can have on our community. He will speak at the South Hills Bible Chapel on September 25 at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.