FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Craig Scott hid under the library table when two Columbine High School (Colorado) students opened fire and killed two of his friends, and his sister, Rachel Scott.
Scott turned his pain into purpose and now speaks to students across the nation to help them recognize their value through his own recovery story.
He stopped at Region 8 Education Service Center in Fort Wayne as part of his northeast Indiana tour for Value Up, Scott's non-profit organization aimed at helping students recover from their own tragedies and establish the importance of their value.
Scott says these developments have to be made "intentionally," especially with the current rate of mental suffering by students.
Alicia Hill, a former Fort Wayne Community Schools teacher who partners with Scott says, "this can't be the way the story ends" when referring to her own loss after one of her high school students was brutally murdered by peers in 2003.
Based in Colorado, Value Up has reached over millions of students, allowing Scott to connect with those from various backgrounds.
Scott, who continues his sister's legacy through Value Up says, "I wanted to be apart of my sister's chain reaction."
Scott, along with millions of students, is doing just that.
If you'd like to partner or connect with Value Up, click here or call (888) 571-7168.