August 2023 Newsletter

Meet Erica, Hometown Instructor Erica Wiggins grew up just blocks away from POBS headquarters in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia. “Working for POBS is everything I hoped it would be,” she said. “Especially being a young, inner-city, urban kid that had no prior experience being in the wilderness, or getting on a challenge… READ MORE >

Guest Blog Post: The Bicycle Coalition

Youth Cyclists Tackle High Ropes Course This post was written by Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling member Daa’mir Speight-Taylor (featured in the below photo on the left) recapping the adventures of the day. On Friday, July 14th, 8 students, 3 staff members and our BCYC intern took a trip to participate in Outward Bound programing at… READ MORE >

July 2023 Newsletter

Your “PAL” in the Community “When I bring Police Athletic League campers to the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, my goal is to open their eyes to something new,” says Officer Glenn Haskins, Center Director of North Penn Police Athletic League (PAL).  POBS and PAL share many similarities, such as fostering connection, community and personal growth… READ MORE >

Northwood native to head Outward Bound School

The Philadelphia Outward Bound School — a nonprofit experiential education organization that serves youth through one-day programs and multi-day expeditions that inspire character development, self-discovery and service — recently announced the selection of Northwood native Justin Ennis as new executive director. Ennis joins the POBS team with more than 15 years of experience in the… READ MORE >