Experiential Leadership Training for all Middle School Students

Each fall, Middle School students embark on a one day field experience to hone their leadership skills. Whether they participate in rock climbing, low ropes courses, team-building activities, white water rafting, or zip-lining, students encourage one another, overcome fears, tackle real-world issues and learn the true meaning of being a leader. A Seventh Grader commented, “I first learned how to do things independently, and now we do cooperative activities with different people like whitewater rafting. This helps us be able to hear everybody’s thoughts and ideas and work as a team. We carry this experience into our life at school.” Such trips also help students realize that learning to lead is a process that can happen anywhere, as well as a process that can continue for the rest of their lives.

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