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 first-ever Expedition Launch Partner Breakfast, celebrating the beginning of program season with funders, trustees, and school partners, who heard from POBS students, board members, and staff.  Read more >


Course Photos Are Here!

Everybody knows that cell phones are forbidden on Outward Bound courses! However, we do provide cameras so students can preserve their memories. This year's course photos are in, and they do not disappoint.  Check out the latest course photos >


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 these amazing women >

Alumni: Join us for Alumni Day on the Challenge Course!

Join us on Saturday, June 15, for a day on the James McLane Family Challenge Course at The Discovery Center!  (10:00 am – 3:00 pm, ages 13 and up). Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself on the high wires. Enjoy a pizza lunch on us and have a blast ziplining alongside the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir. Sign up now – spots are limited!

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