Students work together to stop bullying

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PHOENIX  -- The controversial movie "Bully" has recently thrust bullying in to the spotlight. Today a group of valley teens got a lesson in anti-bullying. Organizers of Rachel's Challenge gave a presentation at the charter school Academy Community Partners in Mesa. Rachel's Challenge is a campaign to help kids to find the best in themselves and others as well as inspire students to change the culture at their school.

"To bring life to others without the drama of life. Nobody knows what anyone is going through at home or in their individual life," said Nina Daniels, a student at Academy Community Partners. "I think it is valuable and absolutely important that we take the time to get to know someone."

Rachel's Challenge came about through the writings of Rachel Scott. She was the first person to be killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Her family started the campaign as a way to keep Rachel's spirit alive. For more information about Rachel's Challenge or to find out how you can bring Rachel's Challenge to your child's school contact Mishayla Panchot at