A Monday event focused on non-violence and bullying prevention will include Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, the first student to be killed in the Columbine school shooting in 1999.
The event for educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement officials, and community members is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday at Webster Conference Center, 2601 North Ohio Street. The cost, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $65 per person.
A few weeks after the Columbine tragedy, Darrell Scott spoke to a Congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His words have become one of the most widely-viewed speeches on the Internet.
Shortly afterwards, he founded Rachel’s Challenge – a bullying and violence abatement program.
Participants in Monday’s event will also receive an introduction to “Awaken the Learner” – a program designed to expand on Rachel’s Challenge and to help schools in preventing violence and bullying in the long-term.
Darrell Scott also will be the featured speaker at CAPS 5th annual Every Child Matters Dinner on Tuesday evening. Read about it here.