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December 5, 2012

DeSales to meet Rachel's Challenge

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — “I like the impact of it, because it gives the kids concrete challenges,” Ellen Roth, director of marketing and admissions at DeSales. “You can actually see these kids figure out what we can do to keep Rachel’s message going.”

There is an opportunity for students and staff to sign a banner making a commitment to accept the challenges put forth in the program. This banner will be prominently displayed at DeSales throughout the school year.

DeSales students are also doing a community service project. The elementary kids are making handmade ornaments to be put on Christmas trees, which will be donated to St. John’s Outreach Center. They are also making blankets for Lighthouse Women’s Shelter and Compass House in Buffalo.

Rachel’s Challenge has visited 22,000 schools, including Newfane and Royalton-Hartland.

, in three different countries. Following each visit, schools can create their own Friends of Rachel club, which is a follow-up to the program.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Rachel's Challenge, a character education program that stresses replacing bullying and violence with kindness and compassion WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE: The Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave. WHO: The program is free and open to all

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241.

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