WYLD’s Sister School program aims to create social unity and cultural awareness among diverse communities by pairing together students from different neighborhood schools. The Sister School program is a three-trip series where students first explore their own neighborhoods first, then students come together to meet for a one-day team-building and leadership hike, and the program culminates with an overnight backpacking and service project in the local mountains. WYLD provides a social media introduction for each student and a Spanish language component.
Program Areas of Focus:
1. Understanding Diversity
2. Leadership Skills
3. Teambuilding Activities
4. Outdoor Ethics – Leave-No-Trace
5. Curriculum-Based Learning
6. Community Service Learning
The sister school program will:
⦁Pair two classes or groups of students from different schools with the participation of two teacher-leaders.
⦁Teachers and WYLD leaders will identify a common project and expedition for the student team.
⦁Students will be paired and make introductions to each other by school email, with adult oversight.
⦁Each group will be led on a neighborhood walk and nature audit and mapping of their own school zone.
⦁The two groups will decide together on a location for their first day hike, and service project.
⦁The two groups will continue to hike and participate in service projects as desired, for a year or multi year projects.
If you are interested in learning how to enroll your school or classroom into our Sister School program, please contact us using the form below.