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CATS Yellowstone Expedition Applications are out!

Ten high school students, five boys and five girls, some who have never been on airplane before, will get an opportunity of a lifetime to take a week long “Hero’s Journey” across the country to Yellowstone National Park this summer. The students will be joined by staff and two former students who now serve as ambassadors for the program since going on the same journey in 2016.

In its fourth year, CATS offers a transformative “Experience First” learning opportunity in one of our country’s most notable parks, Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone Expedition, July 30-August 3, will provide lessons in personal growth, resiliency and collaboration, all through outdoor excursions in this majestic national treasure.

Applications were handed out to CATS students this month with junior, sophomore and freshmen students receiving priority to experience this FREE opportunity. Students will be selected for the week long trip through a rigorous process that includes a written application, commitment and leadership potential. According to Director of Education Laura Greene, “Earning a spot on this trip requires effort and commitment, and as in life, their level of investment will equal their access to opportunity.”

Not only will the students hike over mountainous terrain, see wild animals in the natural environment, and develop their photography skills, they will also face challenges, conquer fears and use this experience to shape their personal contributions to their community and society.

Who will be our heroes this year? Applications are due April 12, 2018. The Yellowstone Experience is made possible through a partnership among Park Journeys, Yellowstone Park Foundation, Yellowstone Association and the National Parks Service.