Group size: 5-12
6-Week Adolescent: Ages 14-17
10-Week Young Adult: Ages 17-24
Our programs use 8 components to create impactful change:
Students live in a house where they learn everything about taking care of a home. They learn to clean, do laundry, run a kitchen, grocery shop, budget, meal plan for the week, and learn to be good roommates and housemates.
Group living is a key element in our programs. Living together naturally engages the students in conflict resolution, problem solving, empathy, and communication skills. This also creates close peer to peer learning and the confidence that comes from belonging to a supportive community. After spending 10 weeks together students walk away with lifelong friendships.
Our programs offer a range of adventure challenges to stretch out of their comfort zone and test their capabilities in activities like hiking, rafting, flying trapeze, surfing, kayaking, and yoga.
We partner with local organizations to create meaningful service opportunities where students learn about environmental sustainability and give back to the local community, connect with nature, and create a sense of belonging in the world. Activities include working with permaculture farms, wildlife conservations, animal rescue centers, sustainable farms, and eco-centers.
We work with local organizations to curate intentional cultural immersion activities where students can learn about diverse values, worldviews, skills, and life habits. Through this, students expand their worldview and enjoy a global perspective and new lens to view their lives at home. This includes local cooking lessons, coffee farms and dairy farms in Costa Rica or sheep dogs, Maori villages, and Kiwi culture in New Zealand.
Our Wellness Director conducts weekly wellness workshops tackling the 7 dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, finacial, social, spiritual, and environmental. With an exclusive curriculum focusing on core beliefs, resilience, interpersonal and relationship skills, the student will increase their self-esteem, communication skills, and build a foundation of personal values and tangible coping skills that will create long lasting connections to themselves, their communities and their goals.
Our students take on an internship at each of our locations where they learn from proffesionals and do hands on work to support a local organisation. We have worked with local elementary schools, animal sanctuary's, and the department of conservation.
Wrap-around support is achieved by bringing all student supports into the experience including the participants' at-home talk therapist, parents, instructors, and Wellness Director are all involved in the care of every student enrolled.
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