Peer Leadership: Service Learning Urban Expedition

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Explore Baltimore and Washington D.C.

This unique expedition takes students to the streets. We teach groups how to navigate the city by foot and public transportation while providing challenges focused on team building and cultural experiences. Our goal is to show students sides of the city that are often overlooked. On urban expeditions, participants explore the rich cultural, historical, and natural environment of Baltimore.

This five-day expedition in the city combines Outward Bound’s powerful experiential education curriculum with a city-wide adventure to encourage participants to discover personal and group leadership skills while also developing self-discipline, self-reliance, a sense of community and a commitment to the values of compassion and service to the community.


READ OUR SERVICE URBAN EXPEDITION CASE STUDY

Outward Bound is the premier provider of experience-based outdoor character development programs for youth and adults. At BCBOBS we value compassion, integrity, excellence, and diversity. We employ experiential education techniques in a safe, rigorously challenging natural environment to enable our students to see that they are capable of more than they ever thought possible.

Our school-based Character Curriculum© is both a professional development tool for teachers and a learning tool for students to develop communication, collaboration, and resiliency skills. This pre-work enables students to maximize the impact of their 5-day wilderness-based learning. Implementing post-course curricula ensures the transference of invaluable field skills back into the classroom. Here students continue along their character education journey, positively impacting their school climate.

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