Meet POBS’ Apprentices

This year POBS introduced a new year-long Apprentice Program. Two alumni of the Youth Leadership Corps program were selected to play a pivotal role in selecting and developing next year’s YLC students. The apprentice program is designed to model Outward Bound’s core value of service. Participants will engage with their schools, neighborhoods and communities in positive ways… READ MORE >

Outward Bound Day #5: The Stories We Tell

It was mid-morning on Day 5, and these were our final hours together. We were back at Fort Washington State Park, and the students were busy cleaning—water bottles, dinner bowls, equipment—the objects that had been so new to us just five days ago but which had, by now, become a part of us, our routine,… READ MORE >

Outward Bound Day #4: A Simple Game

Lines were drawn in the dirt of the forest floor.  The students examined the final tally, and they assessed how far they had come both as individuals and as a group.  While this task wasn’t the most difficult of their first four days together, it was a significant one.  They were given a minute for… READ MORE >

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 >