Youth in low-income urban neighborhoods often have limited opportunity to explore nature. Outward Bound works with schools to bring young people outdoors and provide leadership training. Outward Bound expects to serve 1,200 students in the coming year. The grant would fund courses in more school districts, with a six-year goal of reaching 4,000 to 5,000 at-risk students annually.
About the Grantee
100 Mystery Point Road, Garrison, NY, 10524-3058, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Outward Bound Bay Area Center Program
Outward Bound works to build individual character through group challenges outdoors. Outward Bound Bay Area teams up with local schools to deliver transformational recreational and educational experiences, helping under-resourced schools and their students build stronger communities. As young people gain self-esteem, learn leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the natural world, their lives are enriched, with many becoming committed advocates for the environment. This grant would expand courses and allow more schools to participate while continuing to serve those who advance through multi-tiered trainings.