For 45 years Florida students, teachers and adults have discovered their strength of character, ability to lead, and desire to serve through North Carolina Outward Bound courses in the Everglades, Florida’s central rivers and in the mountains of North Carolina.
Help us fund more scholarships for Miami-Dade high school students and teachers for our wilderness based leadership and team-building courses. Outward Bound courses elicit empathy, grit and resilience through challenge and adventure through experiential education in the wilderness.
The idea that “you are needed,” no matter who you are, is a central reason for the success of Outward Bound programs. Inclusiveness and reliance on teamwork sets an Outward Bound expedition apart from any other learning experience; expedition members are “crew, not passengers.”
Self-confidence, appreciation of our mutual interdependence, environmental stewardship and a desire to make a positive difference in our lives and in the lives of others are the powerful outcomes for our students.
Outward Bound’s mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery. While perhaps ambitious and bold, our vision is a more resilient and compassionate world, with more resilient and compassionate citizens.
Outward Bound Florida Scholarship Fund
North Carolina Outward Bound courses are expeditions based in the Everglades and Florida's central rivers as well as the mountains and coast of North Carolina. Courses teach students about collaborative teamwork and compassionate leadership as they learn technical skills like, navigation, camp craft, the basics of backpacking or rock climbing, environmental stewardship and much more. As students learn these skills in challenging situations, they also learn the value of teamwork, inclusiveness and the pursuit of excellence.
Designed for students aged 14-18, our Classic expeditions push students physically, socially and emotionally. Often when they think they’ve reached a limit, they find there is more within them than they imagined. Students discover their passion; dig deep; and master skills – both technical and interpersonal. Surrounded by the pristine natural world and a crew of adventurous peers, students work as a team to achieve goals and learn skills.
Florida Director of Advancement
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.