FOCUS Testimonials from Students and Teachers
Testimonials from Skillin Elementary School, South Portland
Dear Mrs. Murray – thank you for teaching us about friendship, kindness, trusting other people, being safe and more. I will miss going to ABL. It was so much fun!!
Olivia - 4th grade student
Dear Mrs, Murray – Thank you for coming to our school and teaching us to be kind to each other. I learned that being kind to people feels really good. Thank you for letting us come to the ropes course. I liked the flying squirrel.
Marcus – 4th grade student
Dear Mrs. Murray – Thank you so much for teaching us to persevere our we would never have been able to conquer the giant teeter totter and I am very gratefully to have worked with you throughout 4th grade.
Mackenzy – 4th grade student
Testimonials from Brown Elementary School, South Portland
I think the ABL program is so "right" for our kids – developmentally, socially, physically and in every other important area of their lives. Thank you for doing such great work with our kids this year!
Jane McNeely - 4th grade teacher
Adventure-Based Learning was an amazing experience! Being able to watch how the students matured and grew was incredible! Thank you so much for working so hard with the kids! I’m looking forward to being able to work with you again next year.
Kyla Hoffman - 4th grade teacher
Dear Mrs. Murray and staff - I loved the whale watching boat with Julie because I learned that if you want stuff to go easier then you need to help out and not just stand and watch what other people do and have fun.
Haley - 4th grade student
The FOCUS adventure-based learning program provides a unique opportunity for students to work in small groups and develop key life-long skills. More information on FOCUS.
For more info or Ropes Course reservations, please contact:
Donna Murray, Director
What Our Clients Are Saying
I was the first kid to enter the Portland Cottage Offender Program (in 1992) when I was 12. The staff there saved my life. I could never verbalize the gratitude I have for everyone there who helped me become the kind, honest and sincere man I am today. My hope is, to some day soon, be able to...