Rachael's First Week
A program dedicated to protecting the lives of teens
as they transition into young adults.
Rachael’s First Week is a program dedicated to protecting the lives of graduating high school seniors and college students by enhancing their decision-making skills as they transition into young adult men and women.
Rachael’s First Week resources and educational programs were developed through the vision of Angi Fiege, MD, an Indiana University Health Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Trauma, ICU, physician, following the death of her daughter, Rachael Fiege, an incoming freshman at Indiana University.
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Rachael’s First Week Programs
Our high school program was created to help with the transition from life after high school. We strive to equip teens with the skills and knowledge to make good decisions.
Our college program was devised to equip students with the tools to deal with the new situations that they will encounter during their college years. College freshman, in particular, are in a high-risk category, experiencing new freedoms without the same level of supervision and/or support of parents.
Sororities & Fraternities
Many colleges require sororities and fraternities to have one or all of the following types of educational programs: sexual assault, mental health and alcohol drug use/abuse. Rachael’s First Week Program is able to fulfill all of these requirements through our program.
James M. Danko of Butler University recommends that students visit rachaelsfirstweek.org to learn about making smart choices, and he asks them to intervene when they see someone in trouble. “Help someone out who doesn’t realize the kind of trouble that they’re in,” he said at the 2018 convocation. “We depend on each of you to watch over each other.”
As the 8th anniversary of Rachael Fiege's passing arrives, Angi Fiege said her greatest wish was to "hear from people impacted by the Rachael's First Week program and to see that Rachael's legacy lives on by doing what she always liked to do, help other people." ...
With all that is going on in the world right now, it is easy to be negative and sad. Due to this pandemic, I have chosen to look at all the positives.
First of all, THANK YOU to every single person for sacrificing and doing their part in flattening this curve! Everyone is sacrificing a lot right now, but remember we are all in this together.
About Rachael’s First Week
Rachael’s First Week is a program dedicated to
These can be tumultuous years when peers often look to each other for guidance as they encounter novel and potentially dangerous situations, rather than engaging experienced mentors to provide solutions.
The mission of Rachael’s First Week is to develop the decision-making skills of teens as they enter this time of monumental change in their lives.
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