It is hard to believe that this newsletter will be the last of the semester, and that our students are just a few weeks away from their final exams. As they prepare for finals, ODA students are also finding time and space to reflect on their roles as leaders of our school and members of our community; in service of that goal, the entire school spent three days of the last week on a retreat at Camp LEAD in Scotts Valley, CA. Here, students had the opportunity to reflect on their individual development, and to learn more about the personal journeys of their peers.

Our students are still processing their time at Camp LEAD; as they do so, we encourage you to take a peek at what they experienced through the photos below. We want to thank all of our partners who made this experience possible, particularly Jeneé Littrell and the Camp LEAD team. We also wish you a wonderful holiday season and thank you for your continued support for our students. We look forward to resuming the work with you in the New Year!