Your “PAL” in the Community

“When I bring Police Athletic League campers to the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, my goal is simply to open their eyes to something new,” says Officer Glenn Haskins, Center Director of North Penn Police Athletic League (PAL). “I want them to step out of the box, challenge themselves, and be ready to absorb what’s coming…. 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 >

‘We believe everyone can lead’: Why NeuroFlow launched an integrated leadership development program

The healthtech company’s head of people shares how features like small cohorts, Outward Bound excursions and “accountability buddies” make the retention-minded program effective. by Jen McClintic, head of the people team at NeuroFlow in Center City, Philadelphia July 12, 2023 As world-changing innovations bubble up from shared workspaces, home offices and huddle rooms around the… READ MORE >

POBS Welcomes Justin Ennis as our New Executive Director!

Justin Ennis brings strong Philadelphia roots and more than 15 years championing youth development and equity in public education to leadership position. He will start August 16. The Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) is thrilled to announce the selection of Justin Ennis as new Executive Director. Ennis joins the POBS team with more than 15… READ MORE >

June 2023 Newsletter

Service is a Way of Life at POBS A commitment to service is one of the fundamental pillars of the Outward Bound philosophy. Acts of service challenge students to transcend their personal boundaries and prioritize the needs of others.    Read more > Springside Chestnut Hill Senior Project at POBS SCH students Emily, Grace and Jack… READ MORE >

Springside Chestnut Hill Senior Project at POBS!

“Since my first trip in 7th grade, Outward Bound has made a huge impact on my life,” said Grace, a senior from Springside Chestnut Hill (SCH). “Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) has provided me with so many amazing opportunities to meet new people and learn new things about myself. By doing my senior project here,… READ MORE >

May 2023 Newsletter

Meet the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders The Environmental and Outdoor Leadership Program is a 10-week paid internship program at The Discovery Center created in partnership between the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and Audubon Mid-Atlantic. Its purpose is to expose Philadelphia students to nature and the outdoor industry through hands-on experiences in local conservation, watershed… READ MORE >

The Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

“When I was in Middle School, I did two expeditions with Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS), where I learned that I really loved being outside, and it’s a huge reason I’m pursuing an environmental career today,” said Teora, a senior from The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. “I’ve known about The Discovery… READ MORE >