June 2024 Newsletter

POBS Trailblazer Gala a Resounding Success! Outward Bound friends and family came to The Discovery Center from near and far for POBS’s bi-annual Trailblazer Gala on June 5. The event provided an opportunity to celebrate Katie Newsom and Jennifer Raymond, each of whom received the second-ever Founders’ Awards, given in recognition of individuals who have showed extraordinary leadership and vision… READ MORE >

Making the wilderness their house

By Tom Waring  Seventeen Northeast High School students recently completed their freshmen year with a unique experience outside the classroom – hiking and canoeing at the Delaware Water Gap. Nine students hiked for five days, from June 3-7, while eight navigated canoes for the week. The teenagers had no cell phones or traditional ways to… READ MORE >

May 2024 Newsletter

The Transformative Power of Social Emotional Learning Social Emotional Learning frameworks shape the experiential education programs of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) and allow POBS to achieve positive outcomes with students of Philadelphia schools. Learn what Social Emotional Learning is and how students benefit > POBS Holds First Partner Breakfast On May 6, POBS convened its… READ MORE >

POBS Holds First Partner Breakfast

On May 6, POBS convened its first-ever Expedition Launch Partner Breakfast, celebrating the beginning of program season with funders, trustees, and school partners. Attendees heard from two students from Northeast High School about their experiences on course; from POBS board members Claire Robertson-Kraft (founder of ImpactED) and Crystal Edwards (principal at W.D. Kelley Elementary School),… READ MORE >

April 2024 Newsletter

Trailblazer Gala Will Honor Jennifer Raymond and Katie Newsom for 25 Years of Service This year the Philadelphia Outward Bound School is proud to honor two legendary women of Outward Bound: Jennifer Raymond and Katie Newsom. Both will be celebrated at the 2024 Trailblazer Gala on June 5th for their 25 years of service, inspiration, and compassion. Read more about… READ MORE >