PUSHING BOUNDARIES, CHANGING LIVES
Islandwood is an innovative school that uses environmental education to not only teach students but also train teachers. The night this story was shown at a fundraiser the school generated over $600,000 in donations. Kelvin Washington, a 25 year old graduate student at IslandWood, a "school in the woods" on Bainbridge Island 45 minutes by ferry boat West of Seattle, grew up in the rough streets of Houston, Texas and had never so much as been camping before he came to teach kids in week-long outdoor education programs as part of his professional training. Now he hopes to apply the teaching philosophy he has learned to a school he plans to start back in Houston for inner-city boys.