OBS students work to see past differences and understand what makes each person unique. As they build connections, students work towards justice and equity for all. Participating in school exchanges, they address our differences and our shared humanity through creative, hands-on community engagement and collaborative projects.
OBS exchanges between schools in separate states typically involve a long weekend visit to the host community where students live with families, attend school, and connect with the community. For OBS exchanges within a state, students typically visit each other’s schools and communities for day-long or overnight exchanges, three to four times during the year.
OBS assists in planning the exchanges, locating partner schools, and providing workshops and materials before, during and after the exchanges. OBS is also happy to provide training and consultation to educators who wish to conduct their own exchanges.