The Schaghticoke Middle School PTO and MVP-SOS in New Milford will co-sponsor a program with an anti-bullying speaker from Rachel's Challenge on March 20, from 7 to 8 p.m.

The free event, which is open to the public, will take place at the school on Hipp Road.

Rachel's Challenge is a true story of a girl who knew that kindness and compassion was the key to reaching and impacting adolescents.

The program aims to overcome bullying with kindness.

Participants will be inspired to create an atmosphere of acceptance and awareness, be encouraged to reach out to others, and motivated to eradicate bullying, teasing and gossiping.

For more information, call Mikki Harkin at 860-210-0267 or email, or call Olga Rella at 860-354-3499 or email