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Rachel's Challenge
Advancing the Common Good

The Rachel’s Challenge
2015/16 Initiative

Rachel's Challenge is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel's Challenge provides a continual improvement process for schools designed to awaken the learner in every child. For more information go to:

“The day we implemented Rachel’s Challenge at Aberdeen Central was one of the best days at school
I’ve witnessed as a Principal”

Dr. Jason Uttermark, Principal Aberdeen Central High School

The Aberdeen Public School District and the United Way of Northeastern SD are partnering together to bring this important program to ALL the students in the Aberdeen region including Aberdeen Christian School, and Groton Schools.   In partnership with BAE Systems, Aberdeen Community Foundation, BNSF Foundation and the Aman Foundation, we are able to bring this program to the Northeast Region in 2015. Rarely, does and organization have the opportunity to effect change and bring about hope to over 3000 students.  Currently, nine schools are scheduled for the training impacting over 3000 students. 


  • 10/15/2015 O.M. Tiffany Elementary
  • 10/15/2015 C.C. Lee Elementary
  • 10/15/2015 Aberdeen Christian & Groton Schools
  • 10/14/2015 Lincoln Elementary
  • 10/14/2015 Simmons Elementary
  • 10/14/2015 May Overyby Elementary
  • 10/13/2015 Holgate Middle School
  • 10/13/2015 Simmons Middle School





Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and...

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