During Stevenson's first time Fall Break: October 7th - 11th, M.I.L.E took the opportunity to have their first fall retreat.
This was a great opportunity for our new members to get to know current members and kick off the Fall Semester together. During the retreat, the members spent time together through community service opportunities, speaker keynotes, and of course some indoor and outdoor activities.
MILE decided to do a new type of bonding event and as such, we chose to hike a 4 mile trail round trip!
Second Chance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides people, materials and the environment with a second chance. They deconstruct buildings and homes, salvage usable materials and make those available to the public for reuse through our 200,000 square feet of retail space. With the revenue generated, we provide job training and workforce development for those with employment obstacles in the Baltimore region.
M.I.L.E spent the morning helping Second Chance break down wood and other materials in an effort for Second Chance to use them to build another house in the Baltimore region.
Rebuild Baltimore: The 6th Branch
The 6th Branch utilizes the leadership and organizational skills of military veterans to execute aggressive community service initiatives in Baltimore City.
M.I.L.E spent one morning helping the 6th Branch in East Baltimore in an effort to clean up a lot that will eventually be used as a football field for St. Francis
We had the privilege of two keynote speakers during our retreat. Stevenson Alum: Alphonso Mayo, Founder of Mentoring Mentors & Van Brooks, Founder of Safe Alternative
Both speakers shared their story and how their story applies to their message of leadership and success for the future. M.I.L.E members had the opportunity to learn some key takeaways from our two speakers.