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Meet the Adventure Education Teams

July 9th-16th

These two teams are participating in our summer Adventure Education-focused Credit-Bearing Program! They are coming from across the state of New Hampshire. Their FFI journey will help them develop their communication, resilience, and public speaking skills, as well as gain knowledge and experience in adventure education. At the end of their program, they will be eligible for 2 credits transferable to their high school. Learn more about our two Adventure Education teams by clicking the buttons below.

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Interested in meeting the team? Contact programs@ff.international.

Interested in learning more about our Learn Everywhere Program? Visit here.

Adventure Ed Team (Leonards)

Adventure Ed Team (Farmhouse)

Adventure Ed Team (Leonard's)

Men Volunteering
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Carson

Age: 15


Hobbies: Playing video games, playing with dogs, hanging out with friends


If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: A little purse dog so I could travel more easily.
If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: A redwood tree so I could live long and see the world from up high. 


Issues passionate about: Students getting proper support, traffic, and public transportation. 


Interest in the outdoors: "I am interested in the Adventure Education Program because it would be fun to do climbing, bouldering, and hiking with new people. It would be good for me because it would get me outside and active and help me grow as a person. This is a learning opportunity that is different than what I've experienced in schools and will help me learn much better."

How you view yourself as a leader: "I imagine myself helping people."

Charlotte

Age: 14


Hobbies: Singing, piano, sports, drawing, taking walks

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: Octopus; mischievous and very smart. 

If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: Cosmo; big, beautiful, and very unique.

Issues passionate about: Interested in learning as much as she can first-hand from people facing any life issue. 

Interest in adventure education: “I think this because I’ll be with people I don’t know and learning about things I would learn about in school. It’s for something educational that can help me improve on what I know over the summer. It also is like a refresher as well to prepare me for my freshman year.”

How you view yourself as a leader: “Someone who can communicate with the people and come up with a plan for everyone and help those who need it, I also picture someone who sacrifices everything they have for their people. I picture someone who people respect and love to be with and feel good around, someone they can trust with all kinds of things. Like an issue with food and water or someone they just need to listen to them.”

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Ella

Age: 15


Hobbies: Listening to music, reading, drawing/art projects, photography, running, playing music/singing.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: Some bird like a hawk; I can be smart and focused, but also enjoy having fun. 

If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: An evergreen tree. I am able to thrive in all seasons, and I am strong.

Issues passionate about: Threatened Conservation Areas: I work to keep natural areas maintained so they do not get shut down because of too much usage. Climate Change: My family recycles, composts, and are conscious about energy usage and what we buy.

Interest in the outdoors: “Ever since I can remember my family and I have gone on adventures almost every day (hiking, climbing, mountain biking, road biking, backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing and more). My parents, my little sister, little brother, and I will often do overnight biking, hiking or skiing trips with friends or by ourselves. I am very interested in getting to put some of this experience to use in a new way through adventure education, and use it to meet new people and develop relationships with them.

How you view yourself as a leader: “I imagine myself instructing a group of people to complete a task with me.”

Ethan

Age: 14

Hobbies: Reading, computers

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: Dog; lowal to my friends and I have dog-kind-of energy. 

If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: Palm tree; I like the ocean and I wouldn’t mind staring into the sea for my whole life. 

Issues passionate about: Students' mental health and not practicing mindfulness, prejudice against classmates based on their identities.

Interest in the outdoors: “In today’s world of stress and screens, life can sometimes get out of hand. I believe that the fix for this is seeking education on ways to become more mindful and centered, for a happier life.” 

How you view yourself as a leader: “When I imagine myself as a leader, I see people with positive energy, working smoothly and getting along with ease.”

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Kylie

Age: 17


Hobbies: Sailing, baking, drawing, hanging out with my family, being active, seeing my friends

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: Porcupine; they have a rough exterior and can defend themselves but they are kind and smart and resilient and beautiful. 

If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: Hydrangea tree; they are strong and it’s also my favorite. 

Issues passionate about: Life skills not being taught properly in schools, lack of opportunity and fairness in women’s sports. 

Interest in the outdoors: “I truly I joy being active and for me to find a program where abcan make new friends and be active is something that I love.”

How you view yourself as a leader: “I see my mother as the leader I want to become. She is a women who I have watched get knocked down and get back up so many times. She has proven

herself to be capable in every way that she has wanted.” 

Reece

Age: 15


Hobbies: Photography, running, drawing, hiking

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: Dog; they are social, adventurous, and love playing. 

If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: Marigold; they thrive in the sun, are low maintenance, and have very bold and bright colors. 

Issues passionate about: Gun violence, local shortages of paraprofessionals

Interest in the outdoors: “I live in the woods and have hiked several of the New Hampshire 4,000 footers. I never have rock climbed before or gone on a rope course. I would like to expand my outdoor experiences.. Adventure education just has all my favorite things to do and I especially love being outside with friends.”

How you view yourself as a leader: “When I imagine myself as I leader, I imagine myself be able to solve world-wide problems, poverty, and able to spread kindness and positivity.”

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Adventure Ed Team (Farmhouse)

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Caitlin

Age: 14

Hobbies: Field hockey, reading, swimming, playing the flute, crafting

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: Squirrel

If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: Lavender

Issues passionate about: Underfunded school systems, students not having equal access to opportunities and resources

Experience with outdoor recreational activities: I play feild hocky both in school and out, I go camping a lot with my famly as well as hiking and swimming.

How you view yourself as a leader: "I see me helping others and trying to listen to all their ideas and concerns and trying to include everyone."

Emma

Age: 15

Hobbies: Gymnastics and reading

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: Cat

If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: African Violet

Issues passionate about: School bullying, adapting schools to meet current student’s needs

Experience with outdoor recreational activities: When I was younger, I climbed plenty of trees and played in the woods. I love being with animals and with nature. 

How you view yourself as a leader: "I see a hard worker who is determined and organized. I see a strong woman who tries to help her peers and makes sure they succeed."

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Kiana

Age: 17

Hobbies: Flute, gaming, nail art, computer programming, makeup, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles, sudoku

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: Hamster

If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: Willow tree

Issues passionate about: Racism, mental health

Experience with outdoor recreational activities: I play lacrosse and field hockey and I also enjoyed swimming, biking, and hiking time to time, if with others.

How you view yourself as a leader: "As a leader, I would assign a topic to the conversation and discuss what needed to be done and then depending on the scenario, either assign people to do specific tasks, so we could all come back together in the end and fix it; or let everyone give input and go along with the majority's conclusion, if it seems reasonable."

Rachel

Age: 14

Hobbies: Gymnastics, lacrosse, crocheting(and other yarn crafts), and reading.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?: Penguin

If you were a plant, what plant would you be?: Evergreen

Issues passionate about: School bullying, student mental health

Experience with outdoor recreational activities: Lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics (I have done it outside a few times.), basketball, walking, rollerblading, ice skating, sailing, kayaking, canoe, paddleboarding, hiking, rock climbing, biking. 

How you view yourself as a leader: "I imagine a group of people working together. IA plan formed together on what to do. I image being able to help these people. To be someone they come up too for guidance. Someone they can trust."

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Logistical Information

Program Focus

Communication, adventure education, and public speaking skills

Number of Participants

8 per team

Number of Leaders

3 per team (includes FFI Staff and Alumni)

Ages of Students

14-18

Team Interests

Art, computer games, sports, reading

Dietary Restrictions

Plant-based (Vegan)

Allergies

None

Vehicle

15-Passenger Van

Provide a Scholarship

In order for FFI to make these programs 100% tuition-free for accepted applicants, we rely upon individuals, companies, and foundations to donate towards scholarships. If you would like to do so, please click the button below for an online gift or mail a check to our Headquarters at 1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824. Please be sure to include a note directing your funds.

One full scholarship equals $3,000, but gifts of all sizes make an impact on the lives of the youth participants.

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