High Schools

Our Rachael’s First Week LIVE! high school program was created to help with the transition as teens launch into life after high school.
We strive to equip teens with the skills and knowledge to make good decisions.

If you are interested in having us come speak at your school, please fill out our CONTACT US form with the information we have listed on that webpage.

Limited number of LIVE presentation dates available within a calendar year.

We focus this program on teens in high school, with physicians and student volunteers presenting the material.  We aim to provide students with valuable information and heightened awareness skills needed to be safe after high school.  

We educate students on the following areas:

– Know the laws – does the state you will be living in have a Medical Amnesty Law?  Indiana has the Lifeline Law.

– Know what you are putting in your body

– Mental health / suicide and what resources are available

– Sexual assault – protecting yourself, using exit strategies and the Buddy System

– The importance of Always Looking Out For Each Other

“Since May of 2014, the Fiege family has made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of Zionsville Community High School graduates through the sharing of Rachael’s story and the legacy of caring for others she has given us all.  Of all the important lessons we provide our students, the final life lessons shared during the Rachael’s First Week program with our seniors at graduation practice is one of the most potentially lifesaving.  Our soon-to-be high school graduates are excited and anxious about the big changes coming as they join the military, start their first jobs, and head off to college.  The Rachael’s First Week program provides our students with straight talk from medical professionals and current transition aged young adults about mental health, substance abuse, and sexual assault, along with the laws and common-sense practices to keep themselves and their friends safe.  We can never know for certain what seeds are planted, what tragedies prevented, or how many lives saved; what I do know is that each year I hear from a few thankful parents who tell me that their student has come home touched by the message and legacy of Rachael’s story.”

– Mr. Tim East, Principal of Zionsville Community High School

I know it is a hard topic to talk about but it means so much to us that you take time out of your day to teach us this extremely important topic.  I now know how to help people in any situation involving alcohol and I know to keep away from situations that may be harmful to my friends or me. I feel a lot more prepared for college even if these situations come up more.  I hope more people learn about your group. 

-Male High School Student

You really made an impact on a great number of students and I especially appreciate the courage your family took to putting this program together and reliving your experience despite the pain you’ve felt. I lost a friend in a similar situation a year ago and having people like you guys actually take action to prevent these occurrences means the world to me. So again thank you and keep spreading your message!

-Female High School Student

Thank you very much for coming in and sharing your story and your knowledge on the topic (alcohol poisoning). Everything that we discussed was very applicable in situations that almost everyone will be put in at some point in their lives. (Your program) helped us to realize that we need to be safer and smarter in decisions that we make because decisions affect our lives and everyone else around us. Thank you again for your time and for sharing your knowledge with us.

-Male High School Student

I have a dear friend, who lost her 18-year-old son in 2016 at an accident at Indiana State.  He had been there 2 months, his freshman year.  He was the boy everyone knew and liked. This tragedy shook our town and our church community. God Bless you and your family for your mission.  As a parent, I appreciate it greatly.  My daughters were moved tremendously by the story of your beautiful daughter and I know this made an impact on them. Thank you (Dr. Fiege) and Jeremy (Fiege) for coming and sharing your story.

-Parent of High School Student

About Rachael’s First Week

Rachael’s First Week LIVE! is a program dedicated to protecting the lives of high school seniors and college freshmen as they transition into young adult women and men. 

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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