Outside Perspectives cultivates lasting personal growth and positive community engagement by offering a spectrum of transformative outdoor experiences.
BELONGING - Participants build a community and support network with their crew members. Here inclusion is not only a priority, it's necessity. Shared experiences often bring about greater understanding of others and create spaces where solid friendships grow. These support networks often last for years and nurture participants long after the course or expedition is over.
TRUST - Our participants will be challenged to rely on their peers in ways they have never had to before. This starts the process of building trust between each other which is an essential element to building relationships and working as a team.
COMMUNICATION - Participants will learn the tools of effective communication giving everyone a voice in the group. This allows for safe and effective discourses to solve problems that may arise in the group. It also teaches participants there is more to being a leader then telling people what to do.
GENEROSITY - Our participants are caregivers to each other and in their communities. We provide participants opportunities to give selflessly and to feel the positive effects of helping others.
TEAMWORK - Whether participants take part in sports, are part of the workforce, or need to work with classmates on school projects, there will be many times they will need to work as a team to achieve success. Participants will gain a solid understanding of what it means to be a member of a team and how to work effectively together. T.E.A.M. - Together Everyone Achieves More.
MASTERY - Participants work to master skills through one-on-one instruction and an experiential learning environment. They will not endure inflexible systems designed for one type of learner.
INDEPENDENCE - Participants have a voice in determining their own future, with safe opportunities to earn trust and problem-solve, participants learn how to take initiative, as well as, about how to use solid judgement to guide decision-making. Efforts are designed to build respect and teach inner discipline.
RESILIENCE - On course participants learn to tolerate the small stressors and persevere the big ones. This directly correlates to any trauma, loss, or adversity they may be experiencing at home – giving them the courage and confidence to persist and learn from any hardships they may encounter. They will learn to recognize when they need to seek support from others and how to affectively ask for the help they need.