International Door & Operator Industry

MAR-APR 2018

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Charity Award Recipient Rachel's Challenge The story that changes everthing. RachelsChallenge.org Keynote Speaker Subject of the hit movie The Rookie Jim Morris Through his Cinderella story as a small town high school teacher-turned-major league baseball player, Jim "The Rookie" Morris inspires others to never give up on a dream. Jim was a minor-league baseball player whose major-league ambitions were dashed by arm injuries – or so he thought. He went on to coach a high school baseball team in West Texas, and made a bet with his last- place team: If they won the championship, he would try out for the majors. The team won. At his tryout, he threw 98 mph fastballs, and eventually made it to the majors at age 35. His unconventional path to the professional ranks makes him a living testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform one's life. The subject of the inspirational Disney feature film "The Rookie," Jim reminds us that it is never too late to believe in – and achieve – our dreams, especially in the face of adverse circumstances and personal setbacks. His feel- good story leaves audiences encouraged and empowered with a renewed sense of self-belief and the energy and passion to take a chance, tackle their goals, and change their lives. Opening Session Friday, April 27, 2018 • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 160,000 STUDENTS SKIP SCHOOL EVERY DAY FOR FEAR OF BEING BULLIED. It doesn't have to be this way. Creating a school climate less susceptible to harassment, bullying and violence is possible. We see it happening in socioeconomically and demographically diverse schools across North America every day. For us it started when Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. But that was only the beginning of the story. After her death, many students that Rachel reached out to shared stories with the Scotts about the profound impact her simple acts of kindness had on their lives; even preventing one young man for taking his own life. They soon realized the transformational effect of Rachel's story and started the non- profit organization that is Rachel's Challenge today. In the nineteen years since we lost twelve innocent lives, including Rachel, her legacy has touched 25 million people and is the foundation for creating programs that promote a positive climate in K-12 schools. Her vision to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion is the basis for our mission: Making schools safer, more connected places where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect; and where learning and teaching are awakened to their fullest. And it works! Rachel's Challenge programs provide a sustainable, evidence-based framework for positive climate and culture in our schools. Fully implemented, partner schools achieve statistically significant gains in community engagement, faculty/ student relationships, leadership potential, and school climate; along with reductions in bullying, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. 50 International Door & Operator Industry™

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