2018 Winter Recap


As winter slowly melts away, here's a quick recap of what we've been up to over the past several months. 

On top of our typical—but always rad—weekly trips to Big Sky, we've had a chance to snowboard with the entire RIDE Snowboards pro team, make a trip to the skating, as well as take our skiing skills to the flatter lands of nordic tracks.

As our new 8th-graders close in on the end of their first session at BYEP, they continue to focus on group norming and understanding what it means to be a BYEPer. Through continued teamwork initiatives, as well as growing in their ability to support each other through workshops and at the ski hill, they are laying the foundation for a successful BYEP journey. 

The 9th-grade crew has been focusing on expanding their interpersonal skills by participating in workshops with curriculum based in communication, conflict resolution, and self-expression. They are nearing a year-and-a-half of their BYEP experience. 

Crux 11 is working on independent living skills by budgeting, planning, and cooking a meal together as a group. We've also participated in mock-interviews with BYEP Boards members, and created resumes to prepare for our job placement program this summer.

Crux 10 has been exploring their own internal independence as they transition into role-models for the Approach participants by exploring their own identities through activities such as wellness wheels, story exchanges, and working on empathy between group members.

It's been busy!

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