Last Friday, SBES 8th graders attended a retreat at Collective Church to unite and motivate them as servant leaders in the St. Barnabas community and beyond. The day began in power worship led by Skylar Jones, Youth Minister of St. Barnabas Church. Since the retreat was also the official Kick-Off of the 2016-2017 Advisory Program, students met with their faculty advisors and advisory peer groups. Advisees engaged in activities and discussions based on Nick Vujicic’s Stand Strong, the assigned summer reading. Throughout the year, students will carry out the anti-bullying initiative of this book through activities and discussions in their respective advisory groups.