‘Rachel’s Challenge’ available to Wyo. schools to prevent bullying, tragedies

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming schools can participate in “Rachel’s Challenge” at a “significant discount,” according to the Wyoming Department of Education.

“Creating a school climate less susceptible to harassment, bullying and violence is possible,” the program’s website states. “We see it happening in socioeconomically and demographically diverse schools across North America every day.”

More than 30 schools in the state have already implemented the program which “aims to prevent tragedy starting at the student level.”

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“Rachel’s Challenge provides a sustainable, evidence-based framework
for positive climate and culture in schools,” a Monday, Aug. 12 announcement states.

“When fully implemented partner schools achieve statistically significant gains in community engagement, faculty/student relationships, leadership potential, and school climate; along with reductions in bullying, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.”

The discount is available to Wyo. school districts due to grant funding from the Lynne and Foster Friess Foundation.

“For districts that have previously implemented the program, follow-up
activity opportunities are also available through the matching grant,” the Wyo. Department of Education added.

The announcement also said that the following video is available to learn more about the program:

Interested school districts can contact Rachel’s Challenge Wyoming Coordinator Sage Robinson at 719-203-5703 or SRobinson@rachelschallenge.org for more information.