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Bristol and Whitefield EIRs 2018

Bristol Central School’s Educator in Residence: Kelsey Returning to Bristol Consolidated School (BCS) after serving as their Educator in Residence last winter has been one of the opportunities I have been most looking forward to in my second year working at The Leadership School. On my first day back to school this winter I played a competitive game of Bingo

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Nobleboro Central School EIR 2018

The 2018 Educator in Residence (EIR) program started last Tuesday, and it is our biggest year yet with 15 schools participating! 18 of our Leadership School Educators will be in schools this winter, working on spreading our message of kindness and respect to students until mid-March.  While there is some overlap, every educator and school participates in the program a

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Sad news of Alexander McIlvaine

Dear Kieve-Wavus family, With a heavy heart we bring you the news that Alexander McIlvaine, Kieve camper 2006-11, passed away on December 24.  In his dad’s words: “It should be said loudly that Kieve was seminal to Al’s growing up. His character, adventure, outdoors, courage, and stamina all came from his time there. He loved the place and you all.”

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Educators in Residence – 2018!

2018 is the 6th year for the The Leadership School’s Educator-In-Residence (EIR) program. Our 18 EIR’s are working with 15 schools from Searsport, ME to Wood Hill School, MA. The program objectives are shaped by the needs of the school community, the goals of the administration and the strengths of the educator. Educators and school mentors develop individualized memorandums of

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Kieve-Wavus Leads Update

The Kieve-Wavus Leads program is an opportunity to bring together the best of the Leadership School and our summer camp program, for the benefit of kids in our local community. Kieve-Wavus Leads is a 6-year, expeditionary youth program model nested within a comprehensive youth mentoring program. The Kieve-Wavus Leads program is underway with a successful recruitment process  We have made

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2017 Vietnam Veterans Camp

What a great way to round off our Veterans Camp programming for 2017! Our Vietnam Veterans were as grateful as ever and as much fun to be around and serve as always.  This is the first time (we think…) we have had an all State of Maine group. Our volunteers, Donna, Courtney, Missy and Tony did an outstanding job and

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Kieve-Wavus Alumni Allagash 2017 Wilderness Trip

Back row (l to r): Sean Cullen, Elliott Murphy, Erin Gates, Marshall Murphy, Mackey Cromwell, Henry Chance, Jim Chance, and Dan Bliss Front row (l to r): Rosie Palmer Ford, Mike Westcott and Courts Bliss Allagash 2017 Trip Notes by Dan Bliss Sunday August 20th to Friday August 24th Sunday August 20 Courts and Elliott, our fearless leaders and current

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Wavus Alumna Rose Palmer Ford

Rosie first came to Wavus in 2009 after Susan Russell (Trustee Emeritus) shared Wavus with Rosie’s grandmother. Rosie had grown up in London, and she spent her childhood outdoors and went camping every summer, but she had not been on a wilderness trip or canoed before. She spent two summers at Wavus when she was 13 and 14, and was

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Kieve-Wavus Survey Results and Organization Update

As many of you know, a few months back we conducted a survey to solicit your thoughts and suggestions about how to better serve the kids and adults we see each year.  The response we received was overwhelmingly supportive of our programs, staff, and adherence to the vision of Donald Kennedy which was forged over 92 years ago.  Nearly 75%

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