While on Summer Expeditions and Weekend Adventures, cityWILD students take care of their own campsite/community, including cooking duties. Sharing responsibilities creates group accountability and promotes responsibility for all participants for themselves and within their community. These are important skills students can take back to their everyday lives.
cityWILD also incorporates service learning into its curriculum. Students address a community issues each school year. In 2010-2011, 79% of students felt they could make a difference in their community (post-test), up from 54%.