Walkabout emphasizes a renewed love
of learning while building academic skills for college and
Horace Greeley High School
For the first time, I love to learn. I have opened up and
become an active participant in all my classes due to my higher
self-confidence and trust in my peers. The environmental science
course fed me the information I need to make educated decisions
and speak intelligently about environmental issues.
My internship was an eye opening experience for me. I worked
on environmental and social justice issues with one of the
top environmental groups in New York City. Some of the issues
included a campaign to protect employee rights of local businesses
and a campaign against the use of rain forest wood in city
park structures. It has expanded my knowledge on a variety
of issues, and given me the ability to do something about
the problems I see in this world.
"The environmental science course fed
me the information I need to make educated decisions and speak
intelligently about environmental issues."
Julia researched social and environmental issues during her
career internship with
Wetlands in New York.
Briarcliff High School
I have had a chance to express myself at Walkabout, and this
has encouraged me to explore different aspects about myself
as well as other people. The camping trip gave me a chance
to push myself to the limit and find out what I could really
do. The health/time management class has given me a chance
to increase my organizational and life skills, and enhance
my communication skills. In social studies, I learned how
to write a resume, how to get an internship I enjoy and communicate
with the professional world. The English 12/creative writing
class helped me cope with things in my life and gave me a
chance to express my feelings and viewpoints freely. I've
had the opportunity to share my thoughts with my peers without
the fear of being ridiculed. I've had a chance to step out
of my small community and interact with a wider range of people.
"The health/time management class has
given me a chance to increase my organizational and life skills,
and enhance my communication skills."
Dan worked on documentary films during his career internship
with National Video
Production, in New York City.