The Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School unveiled an expanded ropes challenge course at Leakin Park in Baltimore City.
The new 40-foot-tall challenge course, supported through BGE’s three-year $105,000 commitment, is the first of its kind in Baltimore City.
“The expansion of our challenge course means that we’ll be able to deliver even more character education programming to our community, with increased safety and quality of curriculum,” offered Ginger Mihalik, executive director at Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School.
Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, incoming students at Western High School completed the ropes course challenge as part of their orientation for the historic all-girls school in Baltimore.
“The ropes course is an example of BGE’s commitment to the Baltimore region, and we are honored to support the critical work that the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School does each and every day,” shared Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE.
The goal of the course is to provide meaningful experiences to students throughout the city and region—including the youth and officers who take part in the Police Youth Challenge program.
The Police Youth Challenge aims to change negative perceptions between youth and police through team-building and trust exercises.
“Young people are our most precious resource and programs like this are critically important to their success,” commented McClure.