Cardinal Gibbons hosts National Bullying/Violence Program for community 3/21/11

Cardinal Gibbons Hosts Rachel’s Challenge, An Acclaimed Bullying and Violence Abatement Program
Founded by Darrell Scott, Father of Rachel Scott, Killed in the Columbine Shootings
Monday, March 21
8-9:15 a.m. – Program with 11th and 12th graders
9:45-10:55 a.m. – Program with 9th and 10th graders
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Training session for adult and student leaders

Free event open to the public:
7-8:30 p.m. – Evening program for parents and community leaders

Cardinal Gibbons High School
2900 NE 47 Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 491-2900 ext. 108

It’s estimated that 1 out of 4 kids is bullied. Cardinal Gibbons is the first Catholic high school in Broward County to present Rachel’s Challenge – a nationally-renowned bullying and violence abatement program founded by Darrell Scott, father ofRachel Scott, the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20,1999. Cardinal Gibbons is also the only Broward County high school to host the program since 2009.

The 1-hour presentation, based on Rachel’s acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her diaries, presents powerful audio/video footage of her life and the Columbine tragedy that motivates students to create a positive change in the way they treat others. Following the presentation will be a 90-minute training session involving both adult and student leaders.

That evening, the Rachel’s challenge presenter will conduct a complimentary powerful session open to the public with parents and community leaders. The program will educate parents, students and teachers about the effects of bullying. The overall goal is to reduce or hopefully eliminate bullying in school.

The Scott family and other Rachel’s Challenge certified presenters have spoken to over 11 million people in live settings, and have reached millions more by being featured on popular media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Oprah, Dateline, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, and numerous others. Darrell Scott met with President Bill Clinton on two occasions, and President George W. Bush has written a personal letter recommending Rachel’s Challenge.

For more information about Rachel’s Challenge, visit or call 1-877-895-7060.

Directions: Take I-95 to Commercial Blvd. Head east and turn right on Bayview Drive. Turn right on NE 47 Street.

Cardinal Gibbons is a Roman Catholic High School acting under the Archdiocese of Miami. The school is dedicated to preparing each student to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. Its unique combination of college-preparatory curriculum, extra-curricular programs and community service promotes the academic, moral, social, athletic, artistic and spiritual development of the student. Cardinal Gibbons High School is located at 2900 NE 47 Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308. Visit or call (954) 491-2900 for more information.