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Courage Retreat

In late February, seventh-graders took part in the annual Courage Retreat, hosted by Youth Frontiers. The intensive, daylong retreat brings students together to participate in games, group discussions, and story sharing activities that foster courage and other values. In addition to Youth Frontiers, Upper School students also serve as group facilitators. “Youth Frontier’s Courage Retreat engages our seventh-grade students in meaningful, dynamic, and fun activities to inspire a communal and personal commitment to act courageously—to let our hearts guide us rather than the crowd,” said Middle School counselor Taylor Markovits. “This single day goes a long way to build our sense of community and school climate, improve student-to-student relationships skills, reduce bullying and relational aggression, and help students develop the vital skill of empathy.”