December 2022 Newsletter

Meet Taj Murdock, Man of Courage Taj Murdock is a native of North Philadelphia where he leads a youth mentoring program called Men of Courage. After Taj learned about Outward Bound by visiting The Discovery Center, he and his Men of Courage experienced POBS Insight Day programming, and then Taj embarked on a life-changing expedition…… READ MORE >

Philadelphia Outward Bound Celebrates 30 Years

Chanel Hill Tribune Staff Writer November 15, 2022 When Danielle Merritt went on a school trip at Beeber Middle School in the early 1990s, she never thought how that trip would change her life. Merritt, who is currently the assistant principal at the Samuel W. Pennypacker School, was among a group of 40 Philadelphia public… READ MORE >

October 2022 Newsletter

Watch “The Founding of POBS” Part of celebrating our 30th anniversary this year has meant looking back at how and why we were founded. So we put together a video in which our founders tell the story themselves.  Learn why they wanted to create an Outward Bound school for the young people of Philadelphia, and how they… READ MORE >

POBS Executive Director Meg Wise Named a Metro Philadelphia Education Power Player

The Metro Philadelphia Education Power Players list recognizes individuals and organizations with innovative ideas and strategies for tackling systemic challenges in education. These Power Players are working to create greater access to quality education, foster collaboration between schools and communities, support the long-term success of all students, and ensure that every student is learning. POBS… READ MORE >

September 2022 Newsletter

The Urban Expedition One of the goals when POBS was founded 30 years ago was to introduce Philadelphia public school students to their city. And what better way to do that than with a multi-day Outward Bound expedition? Read all about the Urban Expedition > Alumni Insight Day Attention POBS alumni! Join us Saturday, October 22 for a… READ MORE >