When Passion Drives Education

Check out the new Bridge Year blog post by teacher Carolyn “Griff” Griffiths http://kieve.org/thebridgeyear/blog/when-passion-drives-education/ 

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Educators in Residence

Seven Leadership School Educators and the mentors from the six schools where they will spend the winter gathered January 15th at the Kennedy Learning Center to kick off the Educator in Residence program by sharing school specific goals and strategies. Educators will be “in residence” for seven weeks this winter to support the integration of The Leadership School message and

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New Year’s Evolutions

New Year’s Evolutions They aren’t really New Year’s Resolutions, because they have been a long time in the making, and they aren’t New Year’s Revolutions because they don’t really represent a change of course.  We are developing new programs that will allow us to meet the Kieve-Wavus mission in new ways, while building upon the strengths, tradition and history that

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Make a Difference

Since 1982, the Leadership School has impacted communities across the state of Maine in many ways.  Over that time, we have shared important messages like, “I make my life through my choices” with an entire generation.  At Leadership School programs now, we meet students whose parents have said fondly “I remember that” and “my time at Kieve was so special.” 

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What Feeds Your Fire?

It was two degrees this morning.  As I filled the wood stove, I thought about how kind the mild winter had been to the woodpile.  In early January, we are barely ¼ of the way through the year’s stash of firewood and that gives me a sense of security and safety.  There will be something left when we get a

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To Strive in Emulation of…

Since the age of ten I’ve been traveling to Camp Kieve with an overarching goal of completing the final summer’s wilderness adventure. As a 16 year old I would backpack one hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail through the rugged wilderness of northern Maine ending at the summit of Mt. Katahdin. I would stand on top of this mighty, barren mountain,

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The Leadership School Rolls On

The chill in the air heralds the return of back to school traditions for parents, students and teachers – school bus schedules, lunch boxes, afterschool activities, and homework.  For almost 500 Maine students, returning to school this year also meant a trip to the Leadership School. For years, two  Maine school districts have included a Leadership School program as one

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Kieve Hosts 10th Anniversary 9/11 Camp

Kieve-Wavus hosted the 10th Annual Family Camp for families affected by the September 11th tragedies. Individuals and families from a number of FDNY firehouses and Cantor Fitzgerald in New York as well as The Pentagon all arrived at Kieve for another fun-filled and relaxing week on the shores of Damariscotta Lake. Kieve-Wavus Executive Director Henry Kennedy said, “these families have

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Kieve Boys Camp Chapel Talk

So many of you already know me, but for those of you who don’t, my name is Nick Stevens and I am a counselor in the JK Courage cabin this session. Unfortunately, I was unable to be at camp for the first part of the summer because I was working and taking classes. However, when Henry e-mailed me in July

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Educational Co-Ed Leadership School for Teens:

The Leadership School at Camp Kieve in Maine sees it every day: student leadership starts here. As a visiting teacher from northern Maine reflected, “I’ve learned more about my students in our four days at the Leadership School at Kieve than I have in the first four weeks of school.” Not your average school for middle school and high school

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