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Why Students Who Learn Leadership Stand Out

Girls hiking across a bridge with backpacks
Photo by Ella Bruijn

As our students hiked off, following the routes they’d planned on their own in their small groups, a knot twisted and untwisted in my stomach.

My instructor team and I had spent the previous three weeks backpacking with these students, mentoring and coaching them on their leadership and outdoor skills and watching them become more and more independent.

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