Battling Hunger: Lessons in Food Insecurity

Jen Horschman, Girls Program Director We parked our FBRA van next to a larger van wrapped in art of colorful fruits and vegetables with bold words sprawled across: Bounty and Soul. The students became curious and excited to discover what this organization does in the community and what hands-on task they were going to do…

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Thoughts from Jen: Curiosity & Compassion

Jen Horschman, FBRA Girls Program Director   At FBRA we build character; it is part of our mission. However, it is one thing to state it and quite another to share the secret sauce, to explain how it’s really done. We know the teenage brain rewires during adolescence, making new synaptic connections all the time.…

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Student Livestreaming Through the Pandemic

Jen Horschman, FBRA Girls Director   Giving students the opportunity to speak, perform, and present in front of others is an important aspect of FBRA’s program. This COVID year propelled creative solutions for students to exhibit what they have learned through video recording and live streaming. While not quite the same as “in person” events,…

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Girls Campus Update – March 2021

Jen Horshman, FBRA Girls Program Director   We believe powerful learning and growth happens when our middle school students engage in regular outdoor programming. Our students gain important foundational skills and values that are transferable to the academic classroom and other life endeavors. These student outcomes happen only because of the talent and commitment our…

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Community Meetings

Jen Horshman, FBRA Girls Program Director Looking at the political landscape in the United States, most anyone would agree that there is a lot of discord and a large dose of ineffective communication. If only politicians had learned how to resolve issues and problems in Community Meetings at FBRA. Community Meetings are part of our…

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