Event Recap March 2, 2022
BDS Students Culminate the CHILL Program with a CHILLympics
Baltimore Design School was thrilled to be able to send 8 students to participate in the CHILL Mentorship Program this winter. Each student was nominated by our Student Support Staff & Mrs. Frederick for having met a variety of criteria. Students joined the CHILL team on Tuesdays for 6 weeks in January and February. They […]
Baltimore Design School was thrilled to be able to send 8 students to participate in the CHILL Mentorship Program this winter. Each student was nominated by our Student Support Staff & Mrs. Frederick for having met a variety of criteria. Students joined the CHILL team on Tuesdays for 6 weeks in January and February. They connected with students from 3 other city schools and traveled to Ski Liberty in Pennsylvania by charter bus. Liberty Resorts outfitted students and their team leaders with gear from head to toe to keep them warm and ready to learn how to board."I liked how they all made time for us every Tuesday and provided all of the gear for us to participate." - Charles S. '25
Over the course of the 6 weeks, students quickly picked up the basics and were able to take the ski lift to the top of the trails. '24 Mecai T. said "I liked learning how making small changes in my body movement can make big changes on the board. Focusing was important." Students were challenged in a variety of ways, including getting on the ski lift to travel up the mountain in a little chair connected to a tiny cable. "The instructors taught me how to push myself more and try new things. I also learned that you can just fall and get back up. It's all good," said '24 Emmanuel J.
Students worked with their instructors to improve each week where several students were confident enough to compete in the CHILLympics on the last week. Sereniti J. was one of the competitors. Not only was she learning to snowboard, but also took the pictures to share. She described her experience as an effort to keep trying; "Perseverance! I never thought I'd be able to snowboard, but now I can cross it off my bucket list and have a story to tell my kids. Even though it hurt,
it was fun!"
stood out in regards to demonstrating the core values of CHILL: Respect, Courage, Persistence, Patience, Responsibility and Pride.” – Hayden Frederick, BDS Site Lead
Student, ’26 Science M., was one of 6 students selected to participate in a day-long CHILL Explore program this Friday. These students were said to ‘exemplify the CHILL principles” and will be able to connect with the resort professionals
to learn about careers in the field which range from chemical engineering to hospitality.
We are so proud of our students, including Camryn G. ’24 for pushing their own boundaries. “I was able to overcome my fear and just keep going. That’s what [my mentor] Jeff taught me, because he WOULD NOT let me give up!” she said. That’s
the spirit that makes BDS proud!
All pics were taken by ’24 Sereniti Johnson: Fashion Merchandising student, City Schools Media Intern, CHILL Mentee, Team Leader in the Ravens/T. Rowe Price Leadership Team, SGA Secretary