Northwest Outward Bound School works with the Search Institute to evaluate the success and impact of our wilderness and urban programs. Using the Search Institute's Developmental Assets Profile, which measures the building blocks of healthy adolescent development, we measure and analyze student's pre and post-course responses to questions that evaluate the following outcomes:
Character Development: demonstrating increased self-confidence, self-actualization, and compassion toward others and live a healthy and balanced life.
Leadership: demonstrating the ability to set goals and to inspire and guide others to achieve them, as well as to collaborate, communicate, solve problems, and resolve conflicts
Service: Students demonstrate social and environmental responsibility and actively engage in service to others.
"Outward Bound has completely changed the course of my life. I’ve been continuously given the tools to discover both my positive and negative qualities and ways I can overcome both mental and physical obstacles." –Bridget, Reynolds High School
"I was able to step out of my comfort zone and expand my physical and mental boundaries. If I had not been given this opportunity, I would not know how far I can push myself to accomplish my goals. I am proud to be the man I am today knowing I can push myself further and further to have a successful future." - Miguel
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