Without access to recreational activities, youth will find alternative, often destructive means of utilizing their free time. Youth without outlets are at a significantly higher risk of substance abuse and legal trouble. Barriers to access are numerous, and can stem from lack of transportation, finances, and lack of accommodation for physical ability.
Research behind the positive effects of outdoor recreation and mental health is considerable. By offering a safe, inclusive environment for at-risk youth to engage in action sports, they are given an outlet for the many trials they face elsewhere. Action Sports provide a source of adrenaline that allows for expressive creativity and rivals the "high" they may receive elsewhere.
Above and beyond mitigating these risks, we aim to provide the next generation with lifelong passions through outdoor recreation. Help us keep our youth anchored!