Youth Odyssey, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: at-risk youth ages 10-17
Direct beneficiaries per year: 850 youth.
Geographic areas served: the Corpus Christi area
Programs: Adventure Challenge Program, Summer Leadership Camps, and Ropes Challenge Courses that teach the basic life skills through fun and engaging outdoor activities.
We accomplish this through teaching basic, yet vital life skills (communication, teamwork, problem-solving, goal-setting, leadership, and trust) through adventure challenges that include teambuilding games, ropes challenge courses, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, backpacking, and camping.
Our programs provide personal and teambuilding experiences for youth whose survival, self-sufficiency, and productive connection to the community depend on these skills. At-risk youth learn skills on our adventures that could mean the difference between going to jail or going to college. It could mean the difference between committing a crime and reaching out for help. Our goal is to assist youth in successfully navigating through their lives into a brighter future by overcoming their present circumstances.