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Jenn Fred Rappels With Outward Bound Philadelphia

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On top of a building in Logan Square, Jenn Fred courageously rappels down 31 stories.

The opportunity was made possible by Outward Bound Philadelphia, which strives to challenge people to step out of their comfort zone and build some mental toughness.

According to their site description:

By engaging students in demanding situations, often in unfamiliar environments, Outward Bound allows students to develop as leaders while also encouraging self-reliance, physical fitness, craftsmanship, service to those in need and the environment and, above all, compassion.

Jenn was a lucky student today. She got past her fear of heights. You could tell from the video how scared she was initially, but once she started walking down the building, she looked like a natural. Watch her segment from Good Day. You'll also hear an interview with Katie Pastuszek, the executive director of Outward Bound.

"We ask our students to step outside their comfort zone and experience something pretty outside the box," Pastuszek told Jenn. "Essentially, our mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery."

Mayor Nutter will also rappel later today. He tried Outward Bound for the first time in 2012.

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