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Let My People Go Paddling

The Reason Our Staff Paddle By Will Yeiser, Executive Director and Co-Founder One of the many concepts that influenced the creation of the French Broad River Academy (FBRA) came from legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc. Yvon Chouinard.  In his book “Let My People Go Surfing,” he outlines his business approach of

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FBRA’s Top Five Family- Friendly Summer Outdoor Spots

Step outside of Asheville With These Five Family-Friendly SUmmer Outdoor Destinations We all know that Asheville is a mecca for outdoor adventure. It’s easy to pack up the gear and be in the woods in no time. However, if you’re seeking some fresh territory, then check out these five family-friendly summer outdoor spots just an

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Building Next Generation Whitewater Craft at FBRA: Riverskate 

David Miller Brings Riverskate to FBRA This spring a small group of FBRA students participated in the groundbreaking RIVERSKATE Design + Build + Paddle. This marked the debut of the riverskate, the first stand-up paddleboard (SUP) designed for whitewater freestyle.  Over three months, participants embarked on a journey from concept to creation. Starting with hand-shaped

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Announcing Construction of new academic building for Girls Program

ASHEVILLE, NC — French Broad River Academy, an independent middle school with dual programs for boys and girls, announces plans for construction of a new academic building for its girls program on its South Campus in Asheville. The project will establish an expanded and permanent home for FBRA’s Girls Program on the 3.3-acre riverside campus just

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