August 2014 Archives

photo-25.JPGDanny Paille, 8-year veteran of the National Hockey League and a Boston Bruin for 5 years, won the Stanley Cup along with the rest of the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011.

Jim Grout and the team of High 5 Adventure Learning Center has been working with the Boston Bruins for over 4 years. When Danny Paille heard about High 5's Edge of Leadership program he was excited to become part of the program.

"I can link my early hockey success to certain people in my life who helped me discover my own potential and skills," says Paille. "Edge of Leadership helps kids discover their own abilities within themselves, and can be the thing that helps kids find success in their lives. I'm excited to help."

Yesterday, August 6, Paille attended High 5's Edge of Leadership Retreat at the Brattleboro Campus along with students and teachers from schools implementing EOL. Paille completed the Voyager High Challenge Course, participated in team building initiatives and connected with youth sharing his story and encouragement. At the end of the day, Paille completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraising calling out teammates Dougie Hamilton and Adam McQuaid to also complete the challenge.

Plans for Paille's support for Edge of Leadership will include his participation in EOL's High School Summer Sessions, public service messages and development and fundraising support.

Edge of Leadership helps young people discover and refine their leadership skills and then use them effectively back in their own lives, schools and communities. Students and teachers participate equally in the program and all participants are coached to unlock their own potential.

High 5 Adventure Learning Center is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals, schools and communities use experiential education as an effective tool for improving the way people live, learn and work together. Located in Brattleboro, Vermont and working throughout the world, High 5 provides experiences for everyone that develop a sense of connection and community in a learning environment of discovery challenge and fun.

High 5 extends its sincere appreciation for the support of Danny Paille and the Bruins team and management in furthering our mission.

To learn how your school or community-based organization can implement Edge of Leadership, contact High 5 at 802-254-8718 or

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