Outward Bound courses build confidence and develop our students' abilities to interact and work effectively with others and can improve achievement and progress in school. These are the outcomes common to all of our programs:
Character:Demonstrating increased self-awareness and self-confidence while demonstrating understanding and compassion toward others.
Leadership: Demonstrating the ability to set goals, inspire and guide others to achieve them; the ability to collaborate, communicate, solve problems and resolve conflicts effectively.
Service: Demonstrating social and environmental responsibility and a desire to actively engage in service to others.
Course End Evaluations
For courses 5 days or longer, all students complete a course end evaluation. The chart below illustrates responses. As you can see, the vast majority of participants report that Outward Bound has a positive impact on them in areas such as leadership, service and confidence.
Since the end of my Outward Bound Course...
As part of our one year post-course longitudinal research study, we asked participants about things they had done since their course ended. Even a year post-course, participants report that their Outward Bound course has impacted their lives positively.
Outward Bound Centers (1-2 days courses)
After 1-2 days, Outward Bound offers measurable benefits to participants on our shorter courses in communities such as Denver, Philadelphia, Omaha, Bay Area and Baltimore.