Experiential education and therapeutic adventure programs with a focus on: youth development, adult health services, and private programs. Dynamic therapeutic learning experiences that incorporate elements of adventure, challenge and interpersonal processing/reflection coupled with life skills curriculum. Experiences include cooperative games, problem solving initiatives, high ropes challenge courses, rock climbing, backpacking, and rafting. Utilizing our Experiential Adventure-Based Resiliency Model, we provide a mixture of core lesson plans and experiential methodologies that include conflict resolution, anger management, problem solving, decision-making, leadership development and social skills. These content areas have proved to be core components to fostering resiliency.
Programs include: Adventures in a Caring Community: An Anti-Bullying Initiative, an action-based, holistic approach to helping young people create more caring and compassionate classrooms and communities; Native American Emergence Program, empowering Native communities and developing Native youth leadership; Courage to Risk, providing services to victims of violent crimes;Adventure Out!, promoting adventure, health and community among gay, bisexual and transgender men,including HIV/AIDS prevention and education; the Harm Reduction program provides syringe exchange and related services across Rio Arriba county; and the New Mexico Gay Straight Alliance, supporting 37 GSAs around the state.