Marlais knows that challenge and adventure change lives. As Director of Partnership at Voyageur Outward Bound School, Marlais connects organizations and individuals to the power of group learning and outdoor education. She teams with schools, colleges, nonprofits and businesses to put people on course for character and leadership. Marlais is an Outward Bound alum, teacher, trainer, writer and mother. She loves to travel everywhere, but considers Lake Superior her True North.
It’s the first day of autumn!What an auspicious day to celebrate Twin Cities Center, and our return to in-person programming! This school year, VOBS partners with nine community organizations to work with 160 students for belonging, strength and purpose: City Academy... READ MORE
Hey Neighbor! We’re reaching out to Midwestern students, families, educators, administrators, counselors, and youth workers with some good news: Voyageur Outward Bound School of Minnesota is offering tuition discounts and scholarships for local students this fall. We recognize that the... READ MORE
The Coronavirus pandemic has certainly disrupted life and learning this year. In some cases, this disruption has taken a greater toll on struggling teens and young people. For some, stay-at-home orders and quarantine have strained already tense relationships at home.... READ MORE
“I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and, above all, compassion.” Kurt Hahn Campuses are closed, study abroad... READ MORE
Brand new VOBS alum, Kirsten Bunch, recently reached out to VOBS to share her Outward Bound story. Kirsten’s reflection and her gratitude are a balm for our resilient instructors, who patiently await the start of a COVID-delayed program season. Kirsten... READ MORE
Each year, Voyageur Outward Bound School welcomes the Merit Scholars of the University of Notre Dame to Minnesota. These bold and curious first year students begin their Ethical Leadership inquiry and their undergraduate career in the wilderness. Notre Dame students... READ MORE