Walkabout Students Work Together
to Create a Caring Environment Where Everyone Can Grow.
Brewster High School
You'd really have to know me to understand how much I've
grown and benefited from the Walkabout Program. Because of
the trusting environment that Walkabout offers, I was able
to explore my interests in a hands-on fashion. This kind of
independence taught me to accomplish things for myself, and
not only because I was being "required" to, but because I
wanted to do the work for myself. Walkabout's positive atmosphere,
where my ideas were invited, taught me that I was a capable
individual whose effort counted.
"Walkabout's positive atmosphere, where
my ideas were invited, taught me that I was a capable individual
whose effort counted."
Shawna Walsh (Brewster HS) began her EMS training during her
with the Harrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Mahopac High School
Because of the diversity in the Walkabout community, I've
been exposed to new types of people, new opinions and new
ideas. Next year, I'll be even more open- minded in college
than I would have been. My communication skills have become
much better. As a result of being part of this diversity,
I've realized the importance of communication and mutual respect.
That insight into people is going to be valuable to me for
the rest of my life.
"Because of the diversity in the Walkabout
community, I've been exposed to new types of people, new opinions
and new ideas."
During his long-distance internship with the Adirondack Mt.
Club, Chase explored the
outdoor education/recreation profession.
Fox Lane High School
Coming to Walkabout was the best decision I could have ever
made for myself. Instead of being in a class where students
are not really interested in what they are learning, the students
here at Walkabout are very involved in every class. The class
discussions are interesting because every student has something
to give to the class.
The atmosphere at Walkabout is very warm and motivating.
Each teacher has been there for me and has wanted me to do
well. The teachers are very involved with the students and
love teaching us as much as learning from us.
"The students here at Walkabout are very
involved in every class."
Ailee learned about all aspects of film production during
her career internship with
Paraday Pictures in New York.