Academy News

LA Push

This spring semester a group of 10 students have been meeting weekly to prepare for a trip in May when we will travel to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state for a week on the La Push reservation. Our school received a grant from Xperitas to participate in a community partnership where we will have opportunities to engage in an intercultural exchange with the Quileute tribe. While we are there we will listen to stories from community members to learn more about the land, culture, and history. We will participate in a weekly drum circle, share meals with people, hike and explore the coast, collaborate on community projects such as gardening or refurbishing buildings, learn traditional crafts, and reflect on shared life stories and experiences.