Shelby portrait
  • Expedition: Sep 14-19, 2014
  • Shelby
  • Venture Academy
  • Yosemite National Park: Lyell Canyon

How does this experience nourish me?
How can I nourish others?

This experience nourishes me by showing me things I have never seen and by making the challenge myself with things I normally wouldn’t bother with. I’ve pushed through things that I normally would have given up on.

I can nourish others by supporting them and by pushing them not to give up. I can also help nourish them by getting them to try new things that are out of their comfort zone by trying it with them.


Designing Deeps' face with some nature paint

What does wilderness mean to you?
To me wilderness is important. It gives me a time of peace and lets me be away from the general population. Wilderness is important because it gives people a chance to get away from others and to let them express or be themselves.

How have I changed with this experience?
I’ve changed by learning to work better with people I wouldn’t normally even talk to. I’ve also grown in understanding others. I have really learned that people aren’t who you think they are.


On the trail with Destinee

What do you want to be an ambassador for?
I want to be an ambassador for the rivers. I want to get a group together, pick a river, and then go clean it up.

What reason would you need to spread your message or make your impact?
I need to spread my message so that other people understand how important it is to have clean water and to not just throw garbage around.

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