How to spread "positive gossip" using social media

Two FOR Club students at a middle school in California wanted to spread "positive gossip" in their school by using social media. So with the oversight of their FOR Club advisor they anonymously created a school Instagram Compliments page and regularly posted compliments to the students in their school. This on-going small acts of kindness influenced the culture in their school. Watch the videos to learn about how to create your own school Instagram Compliments page.

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How a heart can leave a legacy

The "Hands Wall" at Royalton Hartland Middle School in New York shares about how they honor students who have died with a red heart in the middle of their hand. Watch a video from one family whose daughter was one of the first students to add her hand to wall and the legacy she left behind that started her own chain reaction. Also, watch a video from the principal who shares his response to all the hearts in hands.

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LEARN 5 TIPS FOR CREATING A "HANDS WALL"

Rachel's Challenge recently spoke to Brad Scott, the Art Teacher, at Royalton Hartland Middle School in New York and asked him about his vision and process for accomplishing his school's very impressive "Hands Wall". Learn what Brad said on how he started it and how he continues to add more hands year after year. He also shares five practical tips to making the hands look good on the walls. Read more and watch the two videos.

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How one FOR Club partnered with a local charity to serve their community

Recently, Rachel's Challenge was at First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School in Pennsylvania doing it's Challenge presentation and FOR Club training. The students were very inspired after the presentation and FOR Club training. Many of them came to school on their day off to launch their very first FOR Club project. Watch the video and read the email below that we received from Liza Meiris, the Student Activities Chair at First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School.

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HOW ONE SCHOOL WAS INSPIRED TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE OF KINDNESS WITH A GARDEN

During a recent visit to Arlington High School in New York, Rachel's Challenge was interviewing them about their "Hands on Walls", but they were very eager and excited to share about a few of their FOR Club projects. One of the projects was their Peace Pole garden that encourages an atmosphere of kindness. Christopher Babb, the Friends of Rachel Club Advisor and Social Worker at the school, shared the story of how his school discovered an old water fountain dedicated to Columbine, and then relocated it and expanded their vision for it and other kindess decorative elements. Watch the videos of the Peace Pole Garden and their rod iron Friends of Rachel bench below.

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