2019: The Year of #OptOutside?

2019: The Year of #OptOutside?

Earlier this month, REI published a report called “The Path Ahead.” I came across this report on the OutdoorEd.com resources webpage. Take a peak!

Jake Tells a Story!

Jake Tells a Story!

Here’s a short video of Jake’s recent speech at an educators’ conference.

Ready for What's Next?

There are many benefits of a college education…

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…but those benefits compound if you make the most of your time in that unique environment. A college student is (often) uniquely free from responsibilities to the wider world, and can pursue studies without these adult pressures. Unfortunately, for many students other pressures fill in for the stress of paying bills, getting to work on time, and caring for family.

This article, When a College Student Comes Home, published recently in the New York Times, shares a bit about how these stressors can impact college students. I was surprised to see that thirty percent of freshman won’t return for their sophomore year. Take three minutes to read the piece for yourself.

We know it’s application crunch time out there, but perhaps a few moments to wonder about what will make you most capable to make the most of your days will be well worth it.

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From the Brook: Two for the Price of One

Noah Weil—known as “Boah” to differentiate him from the other Noah (himself called “Shnoah”)—has found time in between his role as Leader of the Week and his work on his Deep Dive project to write two entries for the Brook Blog: one about Intensive III, and one about the Deep Dives. Enjoy!

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Pros and Cons of a Gap Year

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Pros and Cons of a Gap Year

Gap years offer you a unique opportunity to devote intentional time to becoming an authentic and whole human being.  There’s no such thing as a free lunch, though:  here are some of the pros and cons of taking a gap year.

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Should I Take a Gap Year?

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Should I Take a Gap Year?

I'll be straight with you: I believe every single person could benefit from the intentional time devoted to becoming an authentic and whole human being that a gap year offers.  But I’m not asking, you are!

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