Rappeller Profile: Andrea Konow

Meet Andrea Konow, a first time Building Adventure participant. To celebrate her 65th birthday and 30th year as a public defender, Andrea will rappel 31 stories all in the name of a “good cause.” As a public defender, she has known many causes worth fighting for, and is driven to make a difference in the… READ MORE >

Student Spotlight: Morgan Mifflin

Name: Morgan Mifflin Outward Bound Course: Youth Leadership Corps, 2014   Where are you now? Right now I am in 10th grade, attending Central High School. I am adjusting to all the changes I am experiencing with getting older and taking on more responsibility for myself and for my learning. The skills I have learned… READ MORE >

Outward Bound Changed My Life

Alum of the 2014 Fourteen-Day New Jersey Youth Leadership Corps Expedition Before Outward Bound, I had little to no self-confidence. I was shy.  I had dreams like everyone else, but no knowledge about how to reach those dreams. During my experience at Outward Bound, I learned so much—not only about the amazing world around me, but… READ MORE >

Not Afraid to Fall

An Outward Bound Reflection by Siduri Beckman, Student at Masterman High School in Philadelphia and three-time POBS Expedition Alum. When I was a little girl, my grandfather taught me how to fall.  Falling was inevitable, he said; you weren’t always going to catch yourself. But if you fell in the right way, you wouldn’t hurt… READ MORE >

Rappeller Profile: Kelly Tornes

The biggest adventure event of the year is right around the corner! In less than 2 weeks, rappellers will be descending 31 stories from Brandywine Realty Trust’s One Logan Square!  Building Adventure raises crucial funds so we can deliver our mission and serve students.  Visit www.buildingadventure.org for more info. Now, meet Kelly Tornes, who may be a first time rappeller… READ MORE >

A New Urban Oasis

City Paper 8/14/2014 By: Jon Hurdle An abandoned city reservoir on the edge of Strawberry Mansion, hidden by dense vegetation and guarded by a chain-link fence, has long been an important stop for birds migrating on the Atlantic flyway. But the city’s recent decision to lease the land to two environmentally friendly groups means the… READ MORE >

Rappeler Profile: Rachel Park

Plans are underway for our biggest event of the year-Building Adventure 2014.  Spots are filling up so register now to rappel 31 stories from Brandywine Realty Trust’s One Logan Square!  This event raises crucial funds that allow us to carry out our mission and serve students.  For more information, visit our event page or follow… READ MORE >