Outward Bound® Belgium has been working for 30 years with socially vulnerable youth. Via an experiential approach, the young people gain more insight in their potential and limitations and see alternatives more clearly for their current situation.
Our programs are demanding, but are developed so that honest efforts result in success. Along with that success comes pride, self-confidence, and a renewed motivation. Pillars to build a future on.
Many organizations who work with socially vulnerable youth are convinced of the added value which Outward Bound® can offer. Research has shown that there is a great demand for customized experiential programs for this target group and the counselors who work with them.
“Socially vulnerable youth lack various important technical and social skills. Teaching them some skills makes them more resilient. During the Outward Bound experience they learn to listen to each other, to respect rules, to deal with failure, to take responsibility, to manage and resolve conflicts, to persevere… skills which are extremely important in our society.”
(Hilde Geudens, Research group Youth Criminality, KU Leuven)