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This week on WTHR’s ‘Send the Love’ we’re helping high school and college graduates. Rachael’s First Week is a small nonprofit inspired by Rachael Fiege, an Indiana teen who died after falling down a flight of stairs at a party during her first week of college.
Graduation season is underway, and high school students are now transitioning into a new life phase. Rachael’s First Week raises awareness for recent high school grads in honor of IU student.
In the ever-changing environment of social media trends, Rachael’s First Week LIVE! Program works hard to keep ahead of the trends and provide relevant information, advice, and practical skills to ensure the safety of our teens and young adults.
RFW Junior Board Members, Samantha Myers and Evan Lesniewski, along with Angi Frege, recently met with Jim Merritt to discuss their ideas for ways to extend the protections for others under the Indiana Lifeline Law.
The COREY Act aims to increase campus safety around the country by requiring colleges to publicly report campus accidents that result in the serious injury or death of students.
In 2013, Rachael Fiege had graduated from Zionsville Community High School and was headed to Indiana University in Bloomington.
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Rachael’s First Week educates teens, college students on when to call 911: ‘They can actually save a life’
Students will soon head off to college, many for the first time. There will be new experiences which come with danger. A program called Rachael’s First Week is working to highlight those and teach young people to be cautious while still having a life-changing experience in college.
Freshman college students have a higher risk of incidence due to alcohol poisoning, depression, and sexual assault.
Like other parents who have experienced the untimely death of their child, I looked for a way to prevent any other parent or sibling or friend from enduring the horrific anguish that comes with the death of a child. Unfortunately, what happened to Rachael is not particularly unique. The facts are that the demographic of young adults entering college is unrecognized as a uniquely vulnerable population.
In the six years since Rachael’s death, Rachael’s First Week program has reached almost 10,000 students in the state of Indiana, speaking at high schools, colleges, sororities, and fraternities as well as reaching millions through their social media channels.
Dr. Fiege has been through plenty on the racetrack through the years but even more off it. Dr. Fiege lost her daughter Rachael in an accident at Indiana University in 2013 before she even set foot in a classroom.
The Methodist Hospital School of Nursing celebrated its triennial reunion this past June. The Board usually gives a gift from their treasury to support Methodist Hospital and this gets announced at the reunion. Two women, who are on the Methodist Hospital School of...
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Rachael’s First Week LIVE! 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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