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Wisconsin Hills students build teamwork in retreat

Dec. 17, 2013

Seventh-graders at Wisconsin Hills Middle School learned the meaning of teamwork during the school's first Courage Retreat on Dec. 17 and 18.

Over the course of two days, 280 students participated in the program, hosted by Brookfield Central High School.

The retreat, designed by Youth Frontiers in Milwaukee, was sponsored by Wisconsin Hills and its PTO organization.

Together with Youth Frontiers, Brookfield Central students facilitated activities with groups of seventh-graders.

"It was a huge success," said Debbie Stear, seventh-grade school counselor. "There were a lot of activities, and the kids really enjoyed it. I truly believe they took something away from it."

Students discussed facing fears and acting courageously during the daylong program.

"It was, more or less, about recognizing people for who they are and accepting them," Stear said.

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