The Challenges of the Hour

One of VOBS’ Twin Cities partners is New Lens Urban Mentoring Society. New Lens offers young adult, black males access to high quality mentoring with the goal of shrinking the achievement gap by increasing enrollment in challenging high school courses (AP, AVID and IB) and completion of post secondary experiences. VOBS’ work with New Lens involves a 5-day Canoe Peer Leadership expedition in the Minnesota wilderness to build confidence, compassion, grit, perseverance and discipline through teamwork in the outdoors.

Support for this partnership is generously provided by John and Michele McNellis. John recently wrote an inspiring article about Outward Bound that appeared in the Huffington Post. Here is an excerpt (with full link below).

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