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"Biggest Loser" Contestant To Speak at Revere High School

By Rich Heldenfels Published: September 24, 2013

The official word: Help start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Come experience one of America's largest character development programs that has transformed millions of lives worldwide. Hear the true story of a remarkable young girl who believed her life would impact the world.

The Revere Middle School Rachel's Challenge group invites the community to a free Rachel's Challenge Community night on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Revere High School Auditorium, 3420 Everett Road in Richfield. The event will feature a national speaker from Rachel's Challenge, who will also speak to the Revere Middle School students during daytime assemblies and a workshop for students. Due to the nature of the subject, the program is recommended for students age 12 and over and adults.

The featured speaker will be Michael Dorsey,  a motivational speaker and former college professor who was on last season’s The Biggest Loser  on NBC. Michael was the 7th contestant to be eliminated in Season 14 and lost 130 pounds.

In its fourth year at Revere Middle School, Rachel's Challenge is inspired by Rachel Scott, the first victim in the Columbine school shooting in 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America. The group's chapters "exist to inspire, equip and empower every person to create a permanent positive culture change in their school, business and community by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion," according to the mission statement.  The Revere Middle School Rachel's Challenge group takes the challenge to heart throughout the year, with a culmination each spring spreading random acts of kindness -- in the form of giftcards, cash and jewelry-- in our community for our Pay it Forward Day.

"I have this theory if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."
--  Rachel Scott

Students are bombarded daily with bullying and negativity, and Rachel's Challenge aims to overcome bullying with kindness.  Based on Rachel’s life and writings, this unique approach has been shared with millions of educators and you will be inspired to create an atmosphere of acceptance and awareness, learn to avoid clouded learning environments, and eradicate bullying, teasing and gossiping. 
 

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