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Community Invited to Hear About “Rachel’s Challenge”

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ALBANY, Ga. – The community is invited to hear from Rachel Scott’s brothers Craig and Mike Scott the message their father shared with community leaders last month and they’re sharing with students this week.

Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for some of the most life-changing school programs in America.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has brought “Rachel’s Challenge” to the community, and is partnering with the Dougherty County School System and local private schools to introduce the program to students, educators, and people in the community. Craig and Mike Scott will be here through Thursday, Aug. 25, talking to various audiences.

There will be two community events to which the public is invited: Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, and Thurs., Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. at Byne Baptist Church, 2832 Ledo Road.

A month after hearing from Rachel Scott’s father Darrell Scott, her brothers are in Albany implementing Rachel’s Challenge in local public and private schools and establishing Friends of Rachel clubs. Their message to schools and communities across the country is an inspirational outreach program to prevent teen bullying and violence.

“This program is also a gift to the community from Phoebe’s Centennial Committee as part of its celebration,” said Lacy Lee, co-chair for the Committee. “The focus of the celebration has been focusing on providing children’s programs that will benefit generations for the next 100 years.”

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