inward bound logoinward bound logoI mentor a couple of kids at Fairplay Middle School.  Basically, I spend about an hour each week helping my guys with homework, class assignments, or writing.  Sometimes we play games (provided by the school) and just talk.  The idea is to help these guys do well in school.Today, I volunteered to attend a mentoring field trip at Inward Bound Equine Assisted Learning Center.  This place is incredible.  I wasn’t sure what we were going do, and I was surprised.  Instead of riding horses or learning how to put on a saddle, we worked on team building, communication, and problem solving.  In the first exercise, the kids volunteered to do it first.  The chaperones did it next and finished in a hurry.The next event was hard for everyone.  After several minutes had passed, and I mean several, I wondered if we’d ever get the task done.  But we did.  The kids were awesome.  Not only did they hang in there, these guys offered some great insight.  I was impressed. Jennifer, Inward Bound’s founder, is encouraging.  I enjoyed the day, and I believe everyone else did as well.

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  1. Ruby says:

    Sam — I’m so glad you were able to experience Inward Bound with us! It’s always refreshing to see not just the kids but the adults get so much from the exercises Jennifer facilitates. Thanks for the time you put in with your mentees at Fairplay. You really are making a difference.