Peak Into The Future: 2016 Neighborhood School Hike
EVENT DATE: Jul 08, 2016
On the weekend of July 8 - 10, 2016, on the 10 year anniversary of the NS "Big Blue Hike," Neighborhood School alumni, parents and kids will set off into the mountains to show once again that, together, we can accomplish great things.
In 1986, Joyce Mallory, the late John Mallory, Donna DeVaughn, and Tricia Morrow had a vision of a purposefully small, personalized and diverse school where education is powered by love. Thirty years later, and with the help of many hands, hundreds of children, and their extended families have thrived academically and embraced a commitment to relationship and social engagement together. In addition, our neighborhood, and our city, is stronger, more community-oriented.
Today, as our founders begin to think about long-term life changes and eventual retirements, the larger Neighborhood School community will need to come together to develop a renewed and refined vision for a long-term, sustainable future. With this hike, as a community, we are taking a huge step forward in funding the work of creating a sustainability plan that will address the space, staffing and leadership needs of a school beyond the personal resources of its founders.
As with all Neighborhood School endeavors, each member of the team - adult and child - will need to tackle their own responsibilities related to preparing, training, and equipping themselves for a challenging one- or two-day hike in New Hampshire's White Mountains. In addition, each hiker or family will take on a significant fundraising challenge. It will be in coming together as a team, however, that we will build on the core of the strength and the commitment that Neighborhood School needs during a time of transition, growth and challenge.