Opening Days--On the Course, and On Campus...

Monday, July 8

Once again, our summer began with a trip to Outward Bound; then, we brought those insights—experiential lessons about perseverance & challenging ourselves—home to campus...


Tuesday, July 9

…our first full day of classes continued our tradition of building culture at the program level: the boys worked in crews to translate our Five Core Virtues—Integrity, Wisdom, Courage, Compassion, and Resilience—into a rubric that lays out our shared norms and expectations… in a word: culture.

The morning wrapped up with the boys’ placement into their classes & an introductory meeting with their teachers—follows by the first lunch in the NDMU dining hall (…and there was much rejoicing!).

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In the afternoon: co-curriculars! Our friends from OpenWorks Mobile returned to introduce some of the boys to 3D Printing…

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…while downstairs, Mr. Smith gave a crash course in coding—and at the end of an hour, the boys were amazed that they’d created their own video game!


Wednesday, July 10

Our first full day of classes!

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…and, in the afternoon, Crew Competitions begin in earnest!


Next up: our (first) visit to an urban farm! Stay tuned…