Summer Update: We Have Been Rafting, Crafting, and So Much More:

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ROOTS went on their first overnight trip together. They traveled to The Forks and teamed up with Three Rivers White Water Rafting Company. White water rafting fosters excellent team building skills as well as allowing individuals to explore their own capabilities.

The group stayed in bunkhouses, played games, swam and had a campfire. The weekend adventure in the wilderness was full of bonding and adrenaline!

EOS students have focused a great deal of time on conflict response and resolution lately, which is fairly new territory for many of them. They’ve done a number of activities promoting clear communication, respect, and emotion management, and the group’s made some great progress.

As a culminating test of their learning’s they went to the Escape Room in Brunswick, where program leaders were very proud of how well the kids worked as a team to solve puzzles, crack codes, and unlock the doors before time ran out. Program Coordinator, Luke Milardo said, “It was great to see some of the more energetic, and outspoken kids working alongside and sharing with the quieter ones.”

A number of the EOS students are enamored with animals, so they planned a field trip to the Coastal Humane Society. They worked together to make homemade dog treats and cat toys for their furry friends. The students absolutely loved this service learning trip and want to go back again soon!

EOS students have also decided to build a doll house as a program fundraiser. The group has broken into small teams, a design team, a carpentry team, painters, and decorators. The groups will meet over the summer, and they hope to have it done by early fall.

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