At Ethel Streit Adventure School, our girls have the opportunity to choose and pursue countless types of varied experiences; some of which they ultimately love and some of which they do not. Both types of experiences are equally important… We cheerlead as they excel in some areas, and offer equal encouragement as they experience productive failure in others. We know what is ultimately important is our girls having the chances to deeply explore life, while bravely and passionately discovering where they see themselves authentically fitting into this world.
Our community is an environment where it is okay to be afraid, and it is also okay to be bold. There is plenty of space for both hesitance and fearlessness (and everything in between) in all our girls. Cultivating a true and meaningful sense of adventure in girls requires that they learn how to ask questions, how to speak out, how to involve and work with others, how to both question and draw boundaries, how to tolerate and respect difference, how to resolve conflict, how to trust themselves and their bodies, and how to identify their areas of strength as well as challenge.