BRATTLEBORO -- Danny Paille, an eight-year veteran of the National Hockey League and a Boston Bruin for the past five years, visited Brattleboro this week to assist in a program presented by High 5 Adventure Learning Center's Edge of Leadership Summer Program.
Paille, who was a member of the Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins in 2011, was familiar with High 5's programming because for the past four years, High 5 has provided the Bruins organization with specialized team-building programs.
When Paille heard about the Edge of Leadership program, he immediately wanted to participate in the program.
"I can link my early hockey success to certain people in my life who helped me discover my own potential and skills," said Paille "Edge of Leadership helps kids discover their own abilities within themselves, and can be the thing that helps kids find success in their lives. I'm excited to help."
Students from Keene, N.H., High School, Princeton, N.J., Day School, Manchester, Conn., High School and Youth Service Bureau, and Lincoln-Sudbury High School and Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, both in Massachusetts, participated in the program. Edge of Leadership helps young people discover and refine their leadership skills and then use them effectively in their own lives, schools and communities.
Along with his participation in the Edge of Leadership program, Paille has also promised to help create public service messages and engage in development and fundraising support.
High 5 Adventure Learning Center, located on the Austine Campus, is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals, schools and communities use experiential education as an effective tool for improving the way people live, learn and work together. Located in Brattleboro, but working throughout the world, High 5 provides experiences for everyone that develop a sense of connection and community in a learning environment of discovery challenge and fun.