As an educational organization committed to meeting the needs of our students and the communities we serve, we asked The PEAR Institute to study, review and report on Outward Bound’s community-based programs, delivered in partnership with K-12 schools, school districts and youth-serving organizations across the United States.
were reported across 11 Outward Bound regional Schools including 128 community-based organizations, 11 districts, 266 public, private, and charter schools, and 13 postsecondary institutions.
came from group enrollment courses with practices supporting social-emotional learning and conditions for learning.
including Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) and students who speak a language other than English at home.
The study found that there are opportunities to strengthen fundraising for community-based programs by leveraging existing data, clarifying the national brand identity, defining consistent program models, and forming national partnerships. Learn more about how Outward Bound works with community partners to multiply our impact.