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SCHOOL & NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIPS



We recognize the potential in every student and honor the unique qualities of each learning community.

We partner with schools and nonprofits to serve middle, high school and non-traditional learners with customized, inclusive and progressive programs. We “meet students where they are” with a combination of on-site programs, wilderness and urban adventures and multi-day expeditions. Through close collaboration with our partners, we grow student leadership and positive learning communities. 

THE STRIVE STORY


YOU, YES, YOU! WERE CHOSEN OUT OF EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS SCHOOL TO JOIN US. YOU WERE CHOSEN BECAUSE THE PEOPLE IN THIS SCHOOL COMMUNITY SEE SOMETHING IN YOU. THEY SEE YOU AS SOMEONE WHO CAN CHANGE THIS SCHOOL, SOMEONE WHO CAN CHANGE THEIR COMMUNITY. SOMEONE WHO CAN GO ON TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS OTHER PEOPLE THEY MEET. YOU WERE CHOSEN BECAUSE OF YOUR POTENTIAL, AND THE POWER THAT YOU HAVE DEEP INSIDE TO BE THAT CHANGE-MAKER.
-excerpt from STRIVE Commitment Letter

STRIVE is a collaboration between Open World Learning Community and Voyageur Outward Bound School. STRIVE pairs a cohort of young male students “on the cusp of greatness” with Outward Bound instructors for a comprehensive and dynamic multi-year program to build community, confidence and skills for life. STRIVE students graduate to greater responsibility through a combination of on-site Launch programs, off-site Insight Adventures and multi-day Peer Leadership Expeditions. Discover more stories of School & Nonprofit partnership here.

THEORY OF CHANGE: PROGRESSIVE PROGRAMS


Voyageur Outward Bound School’s Theory of Change sets us apart. We are nationally recognized as a leader in experiential education.

In partnership with the Susan Crown Exchange, the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and the University of Minnesota, we continue to hone our high-impact and validated curriculum. We match student development with appropriate activities and relevant social and emotional learning themes. Highly trained, compassionate instructors facilitate hands-on learning that applies to real life. Our Theory of Change is a blueprint for student success and group development.

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