Golden, CO (PRWEB) April 27, 2011
Outward Bound, the world’s foremost experiential learning program, recently announced results from a one-year study on student outcomes related to Outward Bound’s educational framework. The unprecedented results show an impressive degree of growth in student leadership, confidence and commitment to service post-course. Results illustrate that Outward Bound’s outdoor programs deliver on their mission to empower students to be a positive force for change in their world.
Among students who completed an Outward Bound course, 93 percent said they were more likely to accomplish their goals; 93 percent felt they were more likely to believe in their ability to succeed; and 80 percent were more likely to be a leader in their school or community. Students surveyed one year post-course reported the following results: 79 percent were more successful at school or work; 88 percent were more of a leader; and 93 percent believed more in their ability to succeed.
Justin, an Outward Bound scholarship recipient, said after his course, “I would like to say it made me superhuman, but it has done something so much better. It's brought me down to my basic self – my best self. I can go home now knowing for a fact that I can and will make a difference.”
Outward Bound CEO Jim Baumann said, “the results of our outcomes research confirm what alumni, instructors, parents and staff already know. Outward Bound courses have an extraordinary ability to inspire self-discovery through challenge and adventure. On course, our students achieve more than they ever thought possible and emerge poised to create better communities and a better world.”
About Outward Bound
Since 1961, Outward Bound has been serving youth, teens and adults with wilderness expeditions and other innovative programming in America's most beautiful wilderness areas, and also in classrooms, city parks and boardrooms. Outward Bound courses change lives and give students the tools to see further, climb higher and know their way. Students seek challenge and embark on backpacking trips, mountaineering classes, kayaking adventures, sailing trips and urban expeditions in their community and take home real leadership skills and the courage to follow their own path.
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