Crefeld’s unique relationship with Outward Bound Philadelphia was developed a couple of years ago. Both organizations came together to design an exciting program specifically for Crefeld’s tenth grade class. Crefeld tenth graders spend their Wednesday afternoons (for one semester), along with two Crefeld teachers, with Outward Bound staff developing their leadership skills.

What is Outward Bound? Here is an excerpt from their website:

The premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs. Our mission is to build leadership within communities by providing students, educators, school administrators and community leaders with opportunities to develop a better understanding of their capabilities and value to their community. This mission will be carried out through challenging experiences that are safely structured to enhance leadership, self-esteem, self-reliance, concern for others, service to the community and care for the environment.

We’re excited to see what this year’s partnership hold for our students. Check back in the fall for a schedule of activities for the year.