Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings on April, 20, 1999.

Thirteen people lost their lives that day, and the world witnessed what bullying could lead to.

Rachel made an impact in the lives of many during her life by showing kindness and compassion, but even after death she is changing the lives of people across the world.

Rachel believed that her life was going to impact the world and touch the hearts of millions of people. Shortly after her death, her father, Darrell Scott, found an essay that Rachel had written that said she hoped she could start a chain reaction of kindness by helping others.

Darrell and his wife created the Rachel’s Challenge program and have since gone around the world honoring their daughter’s life. It is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to advancing with integrity the primary mission of equipping and empowering students and adults to create a permanent positive culture change in their school, business, and community.

On Nov. 14, 2011, Sabine Federal Credit Union invited representatives from six school districts, local law enforcement, and local city and county officials to experience Rachel’s story firsthand from her father, Darrell Scott. He spoke about Rachel’s life and how her random acts of kindness to her peers at her school made such a huge impact. Sabine Federal Credit Union is making the first step in starting a chain reaction by making a corporate donation to fund the program for all six high schools in Orange County.

Orangefield High School is scheduled for Jan. 23. Community Christian School and St. Mary Catholic School are combining and are scheduled for Jan. 24. Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School is scheduled for Jan. 25. Vidor High School is scheduled for Jan. 26. Bridge City High School is scheduled for Feb. 1, and West Orange Stark High School is scheduled for Feb. 2.

To learn more about Rachel’s Challenge, please visit www.rachelschallenge.org.