Six from Columbine - Issuing a Challenge to American Communities The six individuals pictured here have a very special message to bring to all Americans. Directly impacted by the tragic shootings at Columbine High School, these six realize more than most in our nation - the vital importance of supporting our youth through programmes that promote the healthy engagement and empowerment of young Americans. Although touched in different ways by the heart-breaking events of April 20, 1999, they join the ASF in issuing a challenge to every member of each diverse school community in our nation. They know that if our young citizenry is to be prepared to lead our nation forward, every American must become involved in the lives of our youth. With this in mind, they issue a challenge to every educator, parent, elected official, and member of each greater school community. They ask you to support the students of your local high school in the ASF endeavor. They have experienced the most tragic chapter in the history of American education. They now ask you to help our students author the most triumphant chapter. Return to General Info.