Growing up on my parent's Oklahoma farm, I never went through the kind of challenges at-risk kids today face. However, kayaking has radically changed my worldview in a number of ways. Programs like those listed below wisely harness the power of the river to open minds and hearts.
Youth Odyssey, an adventure-based therapy program for teens, provided the day as practice for a more than 50-mile paddle through the rapids of the Pecos River next weekend. And that's just a warm-up for a 42-day shock wilderness odyssey this summer that takes seriously at-risk youth to the edge of survival and binds them as a team. -- Mike Baird article at Caller.com
To learn more about the Youth Odyssey Program. for at risk youth in schools, court appointed programs and within other treatment programs visit: http://www.youthodyssey.com/. For information about the 42 day therapeutic wilderness program for youth struggling behaviorally or emotionally visit: http://www.wildernessodyssey.com/.
Paddling The Guadalupe
Paddling the Wild Neches (Texas A&M Nature Guides)
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