It’s hard to believe the August retreat has come and gone and we’re already into a new year with two new schools.  Big thanks to last year’s schools – YES Prep in Houston, TX and KIPP Stand in Minneapolis, MN – for everyone’s hard work and commitment to a year of self discovery, social justice, and service learning.  The retreat was an exciting adventure for all of us, and I was particularly proud of all our students who thought deeply about the issues that concern them: discrimination, self esteem, food insecurity, homelessness, and more.  I can’t wait to hear more as they begin to implement the action plans they created at the retreat.

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(2014 retreat participants)

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AND joining us for the 2014-15 school year are Clear Creek Middle School in Buffalo, WY, and ADL Middle School in Essex, VT (welcome back ADL!). We have a great team of teachers working on building a stellar program for our 7th and 8th graders.  The students are about to “meet” each other and begin their journey together.  So looking forward to it…

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