Students, Team share inspiration

Posted by: Casey Adams on May 11, 2012

As members of Expedition Denali return from their first weekend together, a group of New Jersey students stepped up, pushed up, and jumped up to inspire and show their support for the adventurers.

Led by team member Morgan Dixon, the class of eighth graders of Link Community School in Newark New Jersey completed the first five minutes of Team Denali’s daily workout.

With shouts of “You guys inspired us, so we’re going to inspire you,” “you can do it!” and “I hope you enjoy your trip,” the students giggled and sweated their way through a variety of challenging exercises.

NOLS is delighted to see these young athletes join the effort to inspire youth of color, particularly African American youth, to get outside, be active, and take action on behalf of our great wild places.


Casey worked as a writer and PR specialist for NOLS.