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"Little acts and words of kindness can make a big difference and always look for the best in others." These were among several challenges and words of hope delivered by Craig Scott, who represents Rachel’s Challenge, to approximately 300 attendees of the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) 2nd Annual Conference on Coordinated School and College Safety and Security held August 14-15 in Branson. The presentation, entitled "Powerful Challenges from Rachel’s Life", was sponsored by the Children’s Trust Fund and was simultaneously broadcast through the internet on the Education Solutions Global Network (ESGN).  The entire 90-minute presentation can be viewed online for the next several days. [Watch Rachel’s Challenge August 14 Presentation]

Craig Scott, the brother of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine (Colorado) School shooting, addressed an audience that included school administrators, educators, school nurses, law enforcement and other professionals.  Throughout his presentation, Craig reflected on the life of his sister and the tragedy of Columbine to detail how kindness and compassion toward others can start a positive chain reaction and be an effective antidote to anger and hatred—elements that often result in violent acts toward children and others.  Rachel’s Challenge is currently the largest school assembly program in the country. For further information or to schedule a presentation for your school or community, contact Rachel’s Challenge at 1-877/895-7060 or visit