Since 1962, Outward Bound in the USA has been a leader in the social-emotional development of learners of all ages. Outward Bound programs develop resiliency skills through connection, challenge, and reflection on single and multi-day courses ranging from the classroom to some of this nation’s most awe-inspiring wilderness settings.
We know that Outward Bound programs change lives. Our decades of proven best practice and impact make us a partner of choice for schools, colleges, employers, and youth-serving organizations nationwide. Our communities need leaders who model belonging, engagement, courage, and reflection. In a time of pandemic struggle and racial reckoning, our education system faces more challenges than ever to meet these needs. In response, Outward Bound USA is growing to meet this demand.
The data below is provided by The Professional Learning Lab from surveys of 2,337 students on courses 3 days or longer and across 9 regional Outward Bound Schools:
of students have gained the courage to face new challenges
of students have committed to making a difference in my world
of students say they can work more effectively in a group
of students feel they are a better person
Of 2,344 students on courses 3 days or longer and across 9 regional Outward Bound Schools, the % of students that reported improvements in each area, are as follows: