Chain reaction – Victim inspires movement

A parent of a Columbine victim is launching Chain Reaction, a national program to encourage compassion and charity among youngsters, the Associated Press reported on June 1.

“It will be a call for young people to become a part of a national movement to do acts of kindness in their schools, to reach out to the handicapped, those that are picked on, to stand up to bullying,” said Darrell Scott, who lost his daughter Rachel in last year’s shootings.

Scott was inspired his daughter’s diary entry which read: “If one person can go out of their way to show compassion, it will start a chain reaction of the same.”

After talking to audiences throughout the U.S. about his daughter and her Christian faith, Scott said he believes young people must turn the Columbine tragedy into impetus for change.

Chain Reaction, to be launched next month, will be run by The Columbine Redemption, a nonprofit organization that is planning a permanent memorial for the victims.

For a full text of the story, go to the Associated Press.

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